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.

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

Sustainable practices

Maintaining healthy forests


According to Forest2Market’s 2018 analysis, forest inventory in Enviva’s sourcing regions has increased by almost 40 percent since 2000


The year we opened our first U.S. wood pellet production facility

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.