Enviva owns and operates seven plants strategically located in the southeastern United States that produce over 3 million metric tons of wood pellets annually. 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%. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And we employ about 700 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce.
At Enviva, our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.