Environmental Paper Company Index 2015

EPCI 2017

Continual improvement is a reality

Overall, in the EPCI 2015 we can see the following trends:

  • More than 90% of product categories reported since 2013 showed improvement 
  • Across the sections responsible sourcing, clean production and EMS/reporting 69% improved, 15% stayed the same and 16% decreased (for those who participated since 2013)
  • The area in most need for improvement is the category pulp which tends to show lower scores than the other categories

Increase in scale

15% of the worlds paper and board and 15% of pulp production is covered in the EPCI 2015 compared to 14% in 2013.

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    of world's


    28% in EPCI 2013
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    of world's


    29% in EPCI 2013
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    of world's


    6% in EPCI 2013
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    of world's


    14% in EPCI 2013
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    of world's


    14% in EPCI 2013

Increase in global reach

The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index aims to increase participation from all regions of the world. Environmental footprint of 85 million tonnes of pulp and paper disclosed – 3 million tonnes more than in 2013.
Click on the 2015 figures to go to the regional pages.



  • 1 Company
    in Africa
  • 2 Companies
    in Asia
  • 12 Companies
    in Europe
  • 5 Companies in
    North America
  • 5 Companies in
    South America

Increase in scope and participation

EPCI 2015

31 participants disclosing 52 product categories in graphic paper, newsprint, packaging, tissue and pulp; together they produce 15% of the world´s paper and board and 15% of the world’s pulp.

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EPCI 2013

25 participants disclosing 40 product categories in graphic paper, newsprint, packaging, tissue and pulp; together they produce 14% of the world´s paper and board and 14% of the world’s pulp.

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EPCI 2011

15 participants disclosing 19 product categories in fine paper, tissue and packaging (in alphabetical order: Arjowiggins Graphic, Burgo, Cascades, Domtar, Fedrigoni, Korsnäs, Metsä Tissue, Mondi, M-real, Renova, SCA, Sofidel, Stora Enso, Suzano, UPM)

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EPCI 2010

5 participants disclosing production in the category fine paper only (in alphabetical order: Domtar, Mondi, M-Real, Stora Enso, UPM)

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Special acknowledgement for leaders in transparency

Participated since 2010:

  • Domtar
  • Metsä Group (via M-real - now Metsä Board)
  • Mondi
  • Stora Enso
  • UPM

Participated since 2011:

  • Arjowiggins Graphic
  • Fedrigoni
  • Cascades
  • Korsnäs
  • SCA
  • Sofidel

Participated since 2013:

  • Appleton Coated
  • BillerudKorsnäs
  • Bio-PAPPEL
  • CMPC
  • Fibria
  • ITC
  • Klabin
  • Lecta
  • Resolute Forest Products
  • Södra Cell
  • TNPL/India

Improvement of the method over time

The questionnaire has evolved over time with input from EPCI participants. As the method is consistent between 2013 and 2015 the overall results are presented in a historical timeline format. This is also intended for future editions of the EPCI to credit progress and continual improvement of individual companies but also of an entire sector.

Where context changes make a direct comparison difficult this is noted. On some issues WWF has highlighted significant improvements on detailed parameters if authorized by the company.

Next EPCI: 2017

The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index is published biannually. It credits transparency and continual improvement over time and does not directly compare companies. WWF invites other companies to disclose their performance at any time between now and EPCI 2017.