American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) sustains and enhances the interests of the U.S. forest products industry. As the industry trade association, AF&PA sets the agenda for national industry issues. Working in concert with members and allies, AF&PA identifies and promotes innovative and effective programs advancing the industry`s domestic and global competitiveness. Its members rely upon AF&PA to speak on their behalf to a wide range of audiences with a unified, balanced and informed voice. AF&PA and its employees are viewed as models of competency, vigor and productivity which others aspire to emulate.
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- Business Type:
- Professional association
- Industry Type:
- Forestry & Wood
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.
The U.S. forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $210 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.
AF&PA’s member companies make more than 75 percent of U.S. pulp, paper, paper-based packaging and wood building materials—essential products used everyday that are made from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. The Association’s membership represents the diverse spectrum of the forest products industry—from independent forest owners, to family-owned mills, to large multi-product, publicly-owned companies that manufacture pulp, paper, paperboard and wood products.
The Association has built a track record based on experience and expertise to prevail on our members’ behalf in the federal, state, and international arenas where policies are shaped.
AF&PA is also the leader in cutting-edge policy information and mission critical statistical and research data about the forest products industry, and our monthly and annual statistical reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive and in-depth available.
As a condition of membership, AF&PA member companies agree to abide by the Association’s Environmental, Health and Safety Principles.
AF&PA is committed to a sustainable, thriving forest and paper products industry that continues to improve tomorrow’s environment today.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $210 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.
AF&PA’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 - is the latest example of our members’ proactive commitment to the long-term success of our industry, our communities and our environment. We have long been responsible stewards of our planet’s resources. Our member companies have collectively made significant progress in each of the following goals, which comprise one of the most extensive quantifiable sets of sustainability goals for a U.S. manufacturing industry: increasing paper recovery for recycling; improving energy efficiency; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; promoting sustainable forestry practices; improving workplace safety; and reducing water use.
Advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.
- Bring together members, strategic alliances and other stakeholders to promote solutions that will advance the industry’s sustainability and competitiveness.
- Provide business and policy decision-making support through research, industry data collection, analysis and reports.
- Speak on behalf of AF&PA members to a wide range of audiences with a unified and informed voice.
- AF&PA and its employees are models of competency and productivity in a dynamic economic and political climate.