At Enviva, we recognize that our future depends on thriving, abundant forests. Timberlands are one of America’s greatest natural resources, and we are committed to keeping these forests healthy and growing.
That commitment starts with understanding our supply chain: the wood we buy, how it was harvested, and the forests it comes from.
We are pleased to begin sharing data from Enviva’s Track & Trace program, a one-of-a-kind system that makes it possible for us to track every ton of wood we buy back to its origin in the forest or at a sawmill. Because of this traceability, we have a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood we use and the forests we touch.
With Track & Trace, we record the geographic location, age, and forest type for all of our primary wood1. We know how and by whom each tract was harvested, as well as the proportion of wood that was sent to Enviva versus other forest products industry consumers.
Track & Trace is an important element of Enviva’s Responsible Wood Supply Program, and it complements our third-party sustainability certifications. This system delivers the information we need to tailor our sourcing practices to the specific needs of our operations, and enables Enviva to provide an unprecedented level of transparency, going above and beyond any other pellet producer or southern forest products company.
Our initial findings which cover wood purchases from January through June 2016 are included in the infographic below:
As our Track & Trace system matures, we expect to learn more and to incorporate our findings into our operations and procedures. We will continue to update this website a few times a year, and to share what we learn in our new Voices of Enviva blog.
We look forward to your feedback. To share any comments and questions on Track & Trace, contact Jen Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Primary wood is defined as the wood Enviva sources directly from the forest. During January–June 2016, approximately 75% of the wood Enviva received came from these primary sources and the remainder was wood residues sourced from sawmills and other wood processing facilities (secondary wood).
Track & Trace Interactive Maps
Follow the links below to explore interactive maps that display additional information on the state of southeastern U.S. forests and Enviva’s wood supply.