Recent data published by the World Resources Institute indicates we are currently losing forests at a rate of about a soccer field every 1.2 seconds when comparing the rates of global reforestation versus deforestation.
There are multiple drivers behind this issue, namely: agricultural development, urban development, and logging for forest-based products which feed the paper, wood, and food industries. Given our global forestry system serves as a significant sponge for carbon sequestration, deforestation is only magnified as part of the emerging conversation on climate change. Through our strategic approach to forestry, we’ve set out to be part of the solution.
The PrintReleaf Standard outlines the operational, financial, and organizational requirements for members of our network of certified Global Forestry Partners. We have taken great measure to ensure authenticity, transparency, and security by developing the PrintReleaf Standard, the industry’s first standard for reforesting paper consumption.