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International Paper 2021 Sustainability Report

International Paper 2021 Sustainability Report

Published 07-01-22

Submitted by International Paper Company

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International Paper is building a better future, guided by our Vision 2030 goals and driven by our people. We are committed to being a force for good in our communities. And we are using resources responsibly and efficiently, ensuring our business is safe, successful and sustainable for generations to come.

At International Paper, driving sustainable outcomes is core to our corporate values and business strategy. We rely on the daily actions and personal accountability of each of our employees and business partners for our success. We instill trust and respect, the underpinnings of our reputation, through sound governance practices.

The four pillars of our Vision 2030 goals – healthy and abundant forests, sustainable operations, renewable solutions and thriving people and communities - remain core to our operations and define our sustainability strategy for the decade ahead. The goals embody our commitment to advance a more circular economy and contribute to a low carbon future, while prioritizing community resilience and the safety of our employees.

Highlights of our 2021 Sustainability Report include:

  • Healthy and Abundant Forests: Healthy and Abundant Forests: 66% of our fiber came from sources that were verified as meeting our Healthy and Abundant Forests Goal
  • Sustainable Operations: 35% greenhouse gas reduction target approved by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), placing International Paper among the first North American pulp and paper producers to receive approval
  • Renewable Solutions: 5M tons of recovered fiber each year, making International Paper one of the largest users of recovered fiber in the world
  • Thriving People and Communities: 13.6M people positively impacted through our community engagement programs

We are implementing our Vision 2030 goals with the leadership of our employees throughout our entire organization. Our goals were designed in anticipation of the social, environment and economic challenges that lie ahead, such as climate change, resource scarcity, demographic shifts and continued technological breakthroughs.

Our Vision 2030 framework is our north star for the next decade, guiding our journey to ensure our business delivers sustainable outcomes. We have established a governance structure led by senior leadership that integrates environmental, social and governance considerations throughout our organization, from the C-Suite to the facility floor, and we are committed to building a better future for people, the planet and our company.

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About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world's largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what's next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

About International Paper - EMEA

In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and specialty pulp, employing approximately 4,400 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. Specialty pulp is made in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include a variety of Kraft linerboard and other pulp products.

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