Submitted by International Paper Company
International Paper is proud to continue to work with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) to eliminate hunger and food waste around the world. The collaboration will help to achieve International Paper’s Vision 2030 goal to impact the lives of 100 million people in our communities.
International Paper is in its third year of supporting GFN through a 4-year, $1 million commitment. In 2020, this commitment helped GFN to support 174 food banks across Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Spain and Italy, distributing 250 million kilograms of food to more than six million people in need.
Last year, International Paper enhanced its commitment to alleviating hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic through a donation of two million corrugated boxes to hunger relief organizations around the world. This donation included GFN-supported food banks in Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Turkey.
GFN supports community-driven solutions to alleviate hunger in more than 40 countries. While millions struggle to access enough safe and nutritious food, nearly a third of all food produced is lost or wasted. They’re working to change that. GFN believes food banks guided by local leaders are key to achieving Zero Hunger and building resilient food systems.
By joining forces and continuing to work with GFN, International Paper can make a true and lasting difference in the global communities in which it operates.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. For more information about International Paper, our products, and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
*Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021.
About International Paper - EMEA
In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and pulp, employing approximately 4,200 people. As a leading supplier of high-quality corrugated containers for a multitude of applications, we serve customers throughout the region from our network of two recycled containerboard mills and 23 box plants in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Pulp production is centered in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include Kraft linerboard and recycled containerboard, as well as pulp.
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