Environmental Paper Assessment Tool
Resolute Forest Products participates in the Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT), a membership-based online comparison tool that allows paper buyers to compare the eco-performance of their suppliers.
EPAT captures mill-level data on environmental indicators (such as resource use and emissions), fiber sourcing and social criteria, providing a comprehensive "sustainability snapshot" of a paper producer.
2011 EPAT data is available for the following paper mills: Alma, Catawba, Clermont, Fort Frances, Iroquois Falls, Kénogami, Laurentide and Mersey.
EPAT was developed by the sustainability non-profit organization GreenBlue in collaboration with leading paper buyers and suppliers, including Resolute.
To find out more about EPAT, visit www.epat.org.
Environmental Footprint Comparison Tool
Minimizing the environmental footprint of the forest products industry requires understanding the interactions among various parameters.
The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) has developed the Environmental Footprint Comparison Tool (EFCT), a web-based information resource designed to help convey the challenges faced in simultaneously meeting a broad array of environmental objectives.
This material is useful if you are looking to improve your environmental profile and you want to understand how one aspect (such as recycled content) may impact another environmental outcome (like greenhouse gas emissions).
There are eight manufacturing-related subjects covered by the tool. The website has three levels of detail so that users can drill down to the level of information needed.
NCASI is an independent, non-profit research institute that focuses on environmental topics of interest to the forest products industry.