Enviva is the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, owning and operating plants in the southeast United States that produce nearly three million metric tons of wood pellets per year.
The pellets are primarily exported to power plants in Europe that were previously fuelled by coal.
Enviva is working with Earthworm to establish and implement policies and procedures that will help to ensure that Enviva’s sourcing from US Southeast forests protects key ecological and social values within forests and local communities.
2019 Impact Report published
Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) released
Began a satellite monitoring pilot in two US Southeast counties
Incorporated feedback from the concluding Bottomland Hardwood Taskforce meeting on the company’s BLHW sourcing and broader HCV policy and practices
Launched Track and Trace, a public website for transparent sourcing
After working together to develop Enviva’s strengthened and expanded responsible sourcing policy, Earthworm and Enviva are collaborating to implement a key aspect of that policy: the protection of high conservation values (HCVs) within the company’s sourcing basin. Through our work together, Enviva is taking steps to ensure that HCVs such as species diversity and habitat, as well as cultural values, are protected on individual tracts it sources from, while also collaboratively working with the conservation community and other stakeholders to address landscape-scale issues and opportunities.