Submitted by International Paper Company
MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 8, 2022 /CSRwire/ - International Paper was named a leading company on the American Opportunity Index, which uses publicly available data to analyze companies’ performance in the areas of worker access, mobility and wage.
The new ranking system, developed by The Burning Glass Institute, Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project and Schultz Family Foundation, creates a corporate scorecard that measures the 250 largest U.S. public companies to determine which are most likely to create economic mobility for their workers. International Paper ranked 9th overall, with specific recognition in the areas of career growth and career stability.
“Investing in people is central to our future. We believe that investments in our people and communities are investments in our success,” said Thomas J. Plath, senior vice president, Human Resources and Global Citizenship, International Paper. “At IP, we transform renewable resources into products people depend on, and we couldn’t do it without the 38,000 employees who bring their best to work every day. Our ranking in the American Opportunity Index is recognition of how we help our people thrive and succeed by being an employer of choice in the communities where we operate.”
As part of the company’s Vision 2030 goals, International Paper is committed to fostering Thriving People & Communities. Employee development programs that support this goal include:
The goal of the Index is to empower workers to make better decisions about what positions to seek and what companies to prioritize in their job searches; recognize companies that are setting an example of how to create opportunity; and arm corporate executives and HR leaders alike with data they need to take meaningful action within their companies to boost the competitiveness of their workforce.
View the complete American Opportunity Index at americanopportunityindex.com.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.
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About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of planet-friendly packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of North America’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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.
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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