Sustainability / Forest bioindustry


The circular bioindustry of paper starts on local eucalypt and pine plantations, where the wood used by the sector comes from and which are large CO2 sinks.

Local sourcing and sustainable forest management of these plantations and their certification, improved forestry techniques, the genetic improvement of clones to be planted, and the improvement of plantation health in their adaptation to climate change are priority matters for the pulp and paper industry in Spain, as are promoting good practices in tree logging to guarantee wood from legal and sustainable sources.

To produce virgin fibre (pulp) in Spain, 5.5 million cubic metres of wood are used. 96% of this wood is sourced from local pine and eucalypt plantations. Furthermore, all the wood used by the sector comes from legal logging with controlled traceability.

The already high percentage of wood with sustainable forest management certification (FSC and/or PEFC) continues to grow: certified wood consumed by the sector now amounts to 60%.

The 92% of wood suppliers and the 100% of the pulp suppliers in the sector are certified, as well as the 63% of the pulp mills and 72% of the paper mills. With regard to finished products, 74% of pulp and 61% of paper produciton of market is certified.


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 How forest certification works 

 Sustainability Report 2021

Update 2022 Sustainability Report (in Spanish only)