BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, today released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, which marks two years of publicly available reporting of the company’s sourcing material.
Enviva’s established Track & Trace data program validates that the company’s sourcing material comes from sustainable and well managed working forests that are thriving and growing across the Southeastern United States.
“We are committed to advancing sustainable forestry practices and to ensuring transparent and responsible management of our supply chain,” stated Jennifer Jenkins, Enviva Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “We are delighted that once again, our Track & Trace data serve as a testament to this commitment and that the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data validate that forest area and inventory continues to increase in the areas where we operate,” she added.
Track & Trace’s proven technology enables the company to provide unmatched transparency about the origin of every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest or sawmill, along with detailed insights into the wood’s unique characteristics.
The latest dataset shows that Enviva sourced wood from 1,157 working forest harvests in 76 counties and in 5 Southeastern states over the six-month period ending in December 2017. The forests in the Southeastern United States continue to grow and thrive, with the total amount of forest area in Enviva’s primary supply area increasing by more than 300,000 acres and forest inventory increasing by more than 150 million tons since 2011.
Other findings from the latest Track and Track data include:
- Approximately 39 percent of Enviva’s wood came from pine and hardwood mixed forests, 38 percent from Southern yellow pine forests and 3 percent from upland hardwood forests. The wood sourced by Enviva consists of undersized or “understory” wood that was removed as part of a larger harvest and tops and limbs, brush and “thinnings” that were removed to make additional room for planted pines to grow.
- Approximately 19 percent was sawdust, shavings or residuals from wood product manufacturing.
- 2 percent came from working bottomland hardwood forests, also consisting of undersized or “understory” wood, and tops and limbs.
- Less than 1 percent came from arboricultural sources, such as landscaping and urban tree maintenance.
- Wood received from these tracts came from forests that were an average of 37 years old at final harvest.
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About Enviva Holdings, LP
Enviva Holdings, LP is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat. Through its subsidiaries, Enviva Holdings, LP owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water export terminals in the Southeastern United States. We export our pellets primarily to power plants in the United Kingdom and Europe that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by about 80 percent. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests and employ about 680 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce. Enviva Holdings, LP conducts its activities primarily through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private company. To learn more about Enviva Holdings, LP, please visit our website at www.envivabiomass.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/enviva) and Twitter (@EnvivaBiomass).