Submitted by International Paper Company
We are shocked and saddened by the countless lives lost, families displaced and overall devastating destruction from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. International Paper has committed $50,000 USD to the Emergency Response Fund set up by our strategic partner, the Global Foodbanking Network, to their member food bank in Turkey, the Tider Basic Needs Association.
Tider has a presence on the ground with a network of more than 60 locally led food banks in Turkey and responded within hours to help with emergency assessments and response efforts. They are also a member of Afet Platformu, an association of 26 NGOs that carefully coordinate disaster response across the country — the group formed in January 2020 after the 6.7 magnitude Elazig earthquake.
Because food banks have a local presence, they know how to provide food and other relief supplies quickly and where it is needed most. In addition, our EMEA Packaging facilities are donating boxes to local organizations in several countries that are supporting disaster relief efforts with essential goods donations.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer 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.
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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