2016 National Pulp & Paper Sustainability Report

Australia’s paper and paperboard manufacturing industry continued its role as a global sustainability leader in 2016. The industry is committed to improving its sustainability and to communicating its progress on the sustainability journey to its stakeholders.

Members of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) either improved their sustainability performance in 2016, or maintained it, where performance is already at global best practice levels.

Australia’s pulp and paper industry continues to be a global leader, making a large and ongoing contribution in many major regions and across the nation. This report, undertaken independently and presented in precise and clear formats, demonstrates that the pulp and paper industry continues to be a sustainable and continuously improving industry of regional importance and national significance. It is an industry of which Australia and Australians can rightly be proud.

This report, compiled and verified independently, addresses five key measures of sustainability, covering resource utilization, recycling, energy efficiency, employment in regional Australia and import replacement. It does so using verifiable and consistent data and with methodologies that meet Australian and international standards.

2016 National Pulp & Paper Sustainability Report

(left to right) Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources – Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Minister for Industry – the Hon Arthur Sinodinos MP, and AFPA CEO Mr Ross Hampton discussing the 2016 Pulp & Paper Sustainability Report.