Environmental Stewardship at Enviva
Creating a healthy market for thriving forests
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Enviva was founded to be part of the solution—to improve the environmental impact of energy generation by helping to replace fossil fuels with sustainable wood bioenergy. Today, as the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, we are maintaining and improving the health of our forests while reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis around the world.
Protecting the Environment
Enviva provides our customers with a renewable, reliable energy source that improves the environmental profile of energy generation.
We only source from landowners who commit to return their land to forest after harvest, and we provide a key market for their low-value wood.
It is critical that our wood is sourced responsibly. Enviva’s Track & Trace® program shares our publicly available sourcing data.
Contributing to forest growth
Helping to capture carbon
Working forests thrive when managed sustainably. Our business plays a crucial role in helping to ensure the protection and growth of forests.
Source: USDA Forest Service Inventory and Analysis Data
of the working forests in the Southeast U.S. are harvested each year and, of those, wood pellets comprise about 3% of the total volume of wood products made every year
of the remaining forests continue to grow and sequester carbon
Maintaining healthy forests
Overall increase in forest inventory in the U.S. South is more than 100% since the 1950s
The year we opened our first U.S. wood pellet production facility
The Pellet Press
Enviva invites you to look back on 2020 with us in the first issue of The Pellet Press, our new sustainability newsletter. The initiatives Enviva embarked on in 2020 are categorized by themes: Enviva Sustainability Reporting; Forests, Bioenergy, and Climate; Sourcing Wood Responsibly; Bioenergy Explained; People of Enviva; and Outreach in Europe.
Conservation for sensitive areas
Protecting bottomland forests
The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund is a $5-million, 10-year initiative kicked off in 2015, designed to help protect and conserve tens of thousands of acres of sensitive bottomland forests in North Carolina and Virginia.