What does EPAT measure?

July 2015

EPAT collects data around seven categories that represent opportunities for environmental performance improvement

along the supply chain of paper sourcing, manufacturing and use.

Efficient Use and Conservation of Raw Materials

% Recovered Content, Water Use and Energy Use

Minimization of Waste

Recyclability and Compostability

Conservation of Natural Systems

Source, Certified Forest Management, and Sensitive Forest Fiber

Clean Production

Air and Water Quality, Climate Stability, Solid Waste, Minimum Impact Mill Efforts, Environmental Management System

Community and Human Well-being

Labor and Human Rights, Human Health and Safety, and Stakeholder Impacts

Credible reporting and Verification

Public Reporting and Independent Verification

Economic viability