Renewable Materials

Our Products Are Made With Renewable Materials

All our paper and paperboard is made with renewable materials, trees from forests where responsible forestry practices are used. In fact, the U.S. Forest Service data show that the amount of wood growth in the states where get our wood exceeds use. However, we believe that renewable means more than just regrowth. It involves other elements such as utilization of responsible forestry practices and minimizing environmental impacts. Healthy forests also minimize erosion and provide habitat for many species and ecosystems. This provides us with a source of renewable material for our products while protecting wildlife, soils, and water quality.

We also work closely with our suppliers to promote responsible forestry practices. That’s one of the key reasons why we developed the award winning Evergreen Forest Certification® (EFC) program. Learn more about how the Evergreen Forest Certification Program program is working with small landowners to increase the amount of certified forests.

We Rely on Renewable Resources. Naturally.

We are committed to promoting responsible forestry and using third party certification to verify responsible forestry practices. Evergreen Packaging has outlined its commitment to sustainable forestry practices through its Fiber Procurement Policy

Our fiber procurement programs are certified to meet the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing standards. All of our North American facilities, including pulp and paper mills, extrusion coating plants, and converting plants, have independent third-party chain-of-custody certifications, such as Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Our paper products are made from 100% US-sourced wood which can be traced to the district of origin.

To ensure our wood comes from responsible sources:

  • We work closely with suppliers to make sure certification standards are met
  • We support logger education and encourage use of trained loggers
  • We complete risk assessments that show areas we source from are at low risk of violating standards
  • We monitor growth vs. removal in areas from which we source