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Enviva announces its Responsible Sourcing Policy goals for 2020


April 22, 2020
By Enviva

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Enviva, a global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, today published its 2020 Implementation Plans, a detailed proposal of new goals and initiatives to continue to deliver on the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing. Enviva sources its wood pursuant to its global Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) – its standing environmental pledge that ensures the company’s wood is sourced according to its strict environmental standards.

The 2020 Implementation Plans define Enviva’s set of measurable goals for this year in three sections: sustainable forestry standards, verification and transparency, and conservation leadership across the U.S. Southeast, where the company owns and operates wood pellet production plants. Enviva exports its sustainably sourced wood pellets to power and heat generators primarily in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan, enabling them to replace coal with renewable fuel and to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by about 85 percent.

“In today’s challenging pandemic environment, we continue to focus on our mission to improve environmental outcomes for forests and people and to mitigate climate change,” said Jennifer Jenkins, Ph.D., vice-president and chief sustainability officer at Enviva. “Our 2020 goals provide a measurable and important step to hold us accountable for our commitment to improving forest ecosystems through collaborative work including conservation and restoration, as well as with our own sustainable sourcing practices.”

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