Check Your Paper database

A tool for paper buyers and producers

Check Your Paper, created by WWF, raises awareness on key environmental parameters to evaluate the forest, climate and water footprint of pulp and paper products, reducing complexity. It helps you assess how environmentally friendly your pulp and paper is. It also provides a choice of pulp and paper products with high environmental standards for an environmentally aware market segment.

Check your Paper for buyers and other interested stakeholders

  • Find pulp and paper products with high FSC certified and recycled content
  • Find pulp and paper products with a good climate and water performance.
  • Find transparent producers - Check your Paper's public rating is used by companies that show leadership in transparency and promote continual improvement. See the list of companies that are publishing on CYP 

Check your Paper for producers, merchants, distributors

Environmental Self-check and Transparency

The public Check Your Paper database features pulp and paper products with high environmental standards and a low forest, water and climate footprint. The new online Environmental Self-check is an improved service to pulp and paper manufacturers globally for company internal usage. The five online steps to check the environmental footprint of pulp and paper brands can be filled out confidentially.

WWF wants to offer an additional service to producers to support continual improvement efforts. With the Environmental Self-check we encourage companies to test their products with our method and verify their environmental performance. Companies can download their scores for company internal usage and discussions without any cost or obligations. Of course we encourage them to also publish their scores subsequently, to show leadership in transparency.

Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Pulp and Paper Global Manager, WWF International

A growing number of producers around the world see transparency as an important aspect of their corporate policy, helping them demonstrate that they take environmental and social responsibility seriously. However, it is often complex and time-consuming to communicate one´s environmental footprint, be that overall or for a specific product.

WWF´s Check Your Paper can help save time and reduce duplication. It is a user-friendly and accessible tool, focusing on the most relevant environmental indicator parameters and can be a good first step response to satisfy customer information needs.

Check your Paper rates the environmental quality of the paper-making process for a given product, including how well forests supplying fibre are managed, use of recycled fibre, fossil CO2 emissions, waste going to landfills and water pollution from mills. The results posted on the website need to get third party audited by accredited auditors. 

WWF encourages responsible buyers worldwide to choose suppliers who provide transparent information on the environmental footprint of their paper production. Search transparent brands on

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Save Paper!

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    The Save Paper! section of the WWF website is a detailed guide that allows businesses and individuals to save paper and reduce its environmental impacts.

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