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Plastics Risks and Opportunities in Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals Industries
Research project to assess investor interest in incorporating the risks and opportunities associated with plastics use in the Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals industry standards
Intensifying focus on the externalities of plastics use has contributed to an escalating regulatory environment and shifting customer demand for packaging. These risks and opportunities do not appear to be fully captured in the existing Pulp & Paper and Chemicals standards, but there is reason to believe they could be deemed financially material.
Research Project – added to Research Program
Research and market consultation
Board Meeting Outcomes
- The Board discussed a new research project on Plastics Risks and Opportunities in Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals Industries.
- The intent of this research will be to assess investor interest in risks and opportunities associated with plastics use in the two industries.
- The project will result in a staff recommendation on whether to proceed to standard-setting.
For a full list of past and upcoming Standards Board meetings, as well as associated materials, please visit our Board Meetings Calendar & Archive.
The staff has prepared this summary for informational purposes only. Any Standards Board decisions are tentative and do not change current accounting. Official positions of SASB are determined only after extensive due process and deliberations.