The New Zealand Paper Forum* has nine objectives which are:
- To foster a cohesive whole of industry approach through collaboration and communication with stakeholders, government and industry participants relating to the paper industry.
- To provide a useful vehicle for discussion of matters affecting major consumers of paper, in particular matters relating to the environment.
- To collectively manage environmental risks for the broad paper sector.
- To provide a collective voice to both central and local governments, as well as the media and other opinion leaders, on matters relating to paper. In particular, to promote any legislation, regulation or Government action which the Forum may consider beneficial to it or the interests of the Members and to provide by all lawful means the opposing of any legislation, regulation or Government action which the Forum considers to be detrimental to it or the interests of the Members.
- To collectively promote, aid, foster, develop and protect the interests of the paper industry in New Zealand by whatever means the Forum shall determine.
- To research the trends in New Zealand and overseas on matters relevant to the paper industry and provide responses to the industry on possible changes.
- To promote and encourage the self-regulation of the paper industry, through the implementation of Codes of Practices and Protocols as they are deemed necessary by the Forum.
- To undertake education on various aspects relating to the paper industry.
- To provide a network that will actively support the various organisations that operate in the paper industry.
*The New Zealand Paper Forum now incorporates the activities of the New Zealand Paperboard Packaging Association.