Our vision

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

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 EnglishChinese, Portuguese & Russian.

Non-profit organisations that endorse the Global Paper Vision can become a member of the Environmental Paper Network.