Initiatives

SPC Forest Products leverages our diverse member network to:

1. Engage in constructive and transparent dialogue across the forest products supply chain to highlight and address shared sustainability challenges

2. Develop tools that evaluate risks and protect ecosystems where sourcing occurs

3. Curate and disseminate guidance on a variety of topics, including; sustainable fiber sourcing and the environmental performance of paper and packaging

Current Initiatives

Verifying Sustainable Sourcing (VSS) Collaborative

Verifying Sustainable Sourcing (VSS) Collaborative

Developing a resource on the sourcing of fiber-based packing for sustainability professionals.

Forests in Focus (FF)

Forests in Focus (FF)

A project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition & the American Forest Foundation focused on assessing risk, identifying opportunities, and making an impact.

Past Initiatives

In early 2020, we updated our name to SPC Forest Products to reflect our alignment with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, its members, and its mission. Preceding this change, the Forest Products Working Group engaged in a number of initiatives:

  • EPAT: Environmental Paper Assessment, Tool Tool / Platform 2006 – Sunset in 2017
  • The Fiber Life Cycle, Website 2005 – 2016
  • Design Guide: Definition for Sustainable Paper, PDF 2013
  • Forest Certification Matrix, PDF 2010 – 2013