Welcome to the second issue of
The Pellet Press, Enviva’s sustainability newsletter.

To learn more about our projects and partnerships
over the last few months explore below.

Sustainability Reporting
2020 Impact Report

This Report summarizes the work we did and the progress we made in 2020, together with our key partners, on the long-term sustainability goals we set forth in our Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP).
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Forests, Bioenergy and Climate
Enviva Targets Net-Zero Operations by 2030

Providing clean energy solutions to others is not enough. Enviva is now taking steps to dramatically reduce the climate impact of our own operations by undertaking a goal to become net zero in our operations by 2030. 
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Enviva Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Enviva recently joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as one of the newest members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Enviva and MOL explore GHG emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain 
Enviva signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), a leading global marine transport group, to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier. 

Professor Blake Hudson is the Samuel T. Dell Professor of Law and the Co-director of the Environmental & Land Use Law Program. Hudson’s recent research has focused on the intersection of land use law, policy, and planning with natural resource management, with particular emphasis on the role of forest management in combatting climate change and the implications of land development for long-term natural resource management.
Conservation and Restoration
Tyrone Williams, owner of Fourtee Acres Farm, discusses leaving behind a legacy of sustainable forest management for the next generation. 

Three Rivers Land secured permanent conservation easements on a total of 500 acres – including more than 290 acres of bottomland hardwood forest – which was made possible in part by a grant from the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund (EFCF). 

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) announced its purchase of a ~430-acre tract of riparian forest that will be held in a permanent conservation easement in Southampton County, Virginia. This purchase, which complements the more than 700-acre purchase announced in December, is made possible in part by a grant from the EFCF. 

The Longleaf Alliance, Wildlife Mississippi, the Mississippi Forestry Association, Enviva, and other partners are working together to boost longleaf pine habitats in southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama by creating new opportunities for public and private landowners in this region.

Jennifer Jenkins, Enviva’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, digs into the “grow more trees” part of our mission and explains sustainable sourcing for good biomass in an article printed in the Spring Issue of the AL Forestry Association’s magazine, Alabama Forests
Bioenergy Explained

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Enviva’s Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, kicked off the 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo with a keynote address focused on biomass sustainability. 

Take a look at this insightful report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, in which they cover the whole value chain of woody biomass, from primary wood production, to the processing and uses of wood; to its re-use and end of life.

Read the European Academies' Science Advisory Council’s (EASAC) letter in response to the aforementioned JRC report, which they embraced saying the report brings welcome clarity into the active debate on the sustainability of forest-based bioenergy.
Presentation: Boundless Impact Presentation at the Energy Evaluation Europe Virtual Conference 

The Boundless Impact team presented on the importance and regulations around sustainable working forests, as well as highlighting Enviva as a case study of U.S. produced wood pellets used in electricity production.

Take a look at this recent report from RFF which reviews how markets for durable wood products in the United States alter land uses and carbon sinks in the built environment and forests, and the associated climate impacts.

On March 26, Enviva’s Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Jennifer Jenkins, participated in the keynote address for the North American Carbon Program Annual Open Science Meeting joined by other executives and leaders from Business, Government, and Academia. The group discussed the importance of a low-carbon future for mitigating the most damaging effects of climate change and ocean acidification with a focus on practical mechanisms, techniques, and policies that could play a part in the transition to a low-carbon way of life.
People of Enviva

Thomas Meth, Enviva’s co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, shared his insights at the session “Leading the Renewables Surge in Europe” at the 2021 Clean Energy Summit.

In this episode of the Sustainable Finance Podcast, Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe, explains how the U.S. has a promising opportunity to provide low-carbon renewable energy and heat solutions to enable the transition to a net-zero economy, as targeted by the E.U. and UK.

London’s City A.M. sat down with Enviva’s Chairman and CEO John Keppler as he discussed how fighting climate change requires an all-in effort that leverages technology and transparency to decarbonize energy, heat, and other industries at a global scale.