Tell Costco: Commit to protecting the boreal

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Costco CEO Ron Vachris,

The Canadian boreal forest is of incredible importance to current and future generations of people and wildlife. The forest’s 1.5 billion acres are a carbon sink, storing enough carbon to offset the global warming pollution of 24 million cars annually. It also provides critical habitat to caribou, cougars, grizzly bears and more.

We call on Costco to commit to conserving forests around the globe, including the boreal, by increasing the amount of forest-free fibers in your tissue products, hitting a threshold of 50% or more by 2025 by using recycled and sustainable forest-free alternative fibers, such as bamboo or wheat straw. Additionally, we call for Costco to reduce Scope 3 emissions by 50% by 2030, with a plan to analyze, disclose and cut emissions from land use changes (including forest sourcing) by 50% by 2025.

Costco can help save the boreal and set an industry-wide example by sustainably sourcing its tissue paper products.