Keeping Forestland Forested

We recognize that encouraging responsible stewardship is one of the keys to protecting global forestlands and ensuring a sustainable supply of wood fiber for our business needs.

As part of our Vision 2030 goals to build a better future for people and the planet, we are committed to leading forest stewardship efforts globally. This includes a target to source 100% of our fiber from sustainably managed forests or recovered fiber while safeguarding watersheds and biodiversity. Learn more about our Vision 2030 goals.

Global Fiber Procurement Policy

Our Global Fiber Procurement Policy practices work to sustain forests as forests globally. We only procure wood from sources that adhere to our Global Fiber Procurement Policy requirements.  

We work to prevent illegally harvested wood products from entering global marketplaces by supporting the U.S. Lacey Act and the European Union Timber Regulation. These laws help address illegal logging and prohibit trafficking of illegally harvested products — while protecting the competitiveness of legally harvested trees.

Fiber Certification

Certification contributes to consumer confidence that the products they purchase support environmentally, socially and economically sound practices — from tree seedling to product manufacturing and delivery processes.

To meet our customers’ demand for certified-fiber products, we champion third-party verification of sustainable forest management through tools such as forest management and chain of custody certification.

Learn more about our forest stewardship strategy in our Global Citizenship Report.

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Fiber Certification

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved: 48% increase in certified fiber volume

Stated Goal: Increase third-party certified fiber by 35% 

2020 Total Certified Percentage

North America
Total Certified: 33.3%
FSC: 3.8%
PEFC: 29.5%
EMEA
Total Certified: 64.2%
FSC: 34.2%
PEFC: 30%
Brazil
Total Certified: 85.8%
FSC: 85.8%
Global
Total Certified: 38.6%
FSC: 10.4%
PEFC: 28.2%

Note: Dual certified lands are reported as FSC