Paper buyers are highly knowledgeable about sourcing, production and transport of paper, because they often have clear goals to reduce the climate impact. Let's look at sustainable forestry and why it matters for the choice of paper.
If you work in paper purchasing, you can take pride in the fact that the paper industry displays better sustainability performance than many other industries. The paper industry is a highly regulated sector, and this in itself leads to better performance in general compared to less regulated sectors, according to sustainability rating platform Ecovadis. They also underline that industries where the purchasing segment look at environmental impact from all levels across the value chain perform much better.
For relevant reporting on carbon/GHG emissions, you need to look not only at your own emissions, but also at emissions generated by your supply base, Ecovadis says. This will help your company create effective GHG reduction actions and improve your own sustainability performance.
To reduce carbon footprint in the paper industry, a circular approach and the responsible use of resources is an absolute must. You can read more about how we work with this at Holmen, in our book "Future-smart forests – our contribution to sustainable development".
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