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Our vision

The Environmental Paper Network’s core document is our Global Paper Vision, a powerful statement of a future where paper production and consumption is socially and environmentally sustainable. Published in June 2014, it has been endorsed by more than 120 organisations on six continents.

It expresses 7 priorities:

  1. Reduce global paper consumption and promote fair access to paper
  2. Maximise recycled fibre content
  3. Ensure social responsibility
  4. Source fibre responsibly
  5. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  6. Ensure clean production
  7. Ensure transparency and integrity

The vision is here: Global Paper Vision

Some frequently asked questions about the vision, and explanation of some of the terms in it is here: EPN Global Paper Vision 2014 FAQ

The European Environmental Paper Network originally formed through a collaborative process during 2005 to create a Common Vision for Transforming the European Paper Industry (which formed the basis of the Global Paper Vision). The European vision was launched in Frankfurt in January 2006. A similar vision and network were developed in North America (see environmentalpaper.org) and China (see environmentalpaper.cn)

The Global Paper Vision is available in English, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian. Any non-profit organisation that endorses the Global Paper Vision can become a member of the Environmental Paper Network.