Environmental Paper Company Index 2015

EPCI 2017

The companies scored against the following 3 aspects:

  • 35%

    Impacts on forest ecosystems from fibre sourcing

  • 35%

    Emissions from manufacturing processes such as water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

  • 30%

    Reporting and Environmental Management System

The criteria apply to both policy and production, hence measuring each company's targets and actual performance. The Index includes companies' own operations as well as those of the supply chain (e.g. market pulp bought for production of the end product).

Download - The questions WWF asked the companies

Engagement of companies and evaluation method

  1. 80 major producers were invited early 2015 to participate in the EPCI. WWF used different channels to inform companies about their invitation.
  2. WWF analysed the information provided in the filled-in questionnaires by the 31 participants and directly interacted with the companies for clarifications on data provided.
  3. The rating was based on a mathematical calculation which was shown in the questionnaire participating companies were answering
  4. Company data remains confidential and only aggregated results are published on WWF´s website.
  5. Where WWF notes significant areas of improvement on some details this can be publicly referenced in agreement with the companies.
  6. Companies participating in the EPCI can request WWF´s advice and feedback on potential areas of improvement, potential risks and tools to support company efforts towards greater sustainability

Company scores are increasing

WWF sets high ambitions in its evaluation method and it is not easy to achieve top scores in our evaluation – and yet some companies already show outstanding performance on some aspects. Company efforts on reducing their environmental footprint are reflected in the scores. The new historical timeline helps to track and acknowledge progress.