Sustainability has been at the heart of how International Paper do business for 115 years. We use renewable resources to make recyclable products, carbon-storing products that consumers demand. Our approach to business not only focuses on performance but it is also sensitive to people and to the planet. We believe this will make us a better company with a sustainable future.
In 2012, we introduced 2020 voluntary sustainability goals as the natural next step in demonstrating that we can make the products that matter to people in a way that matters .Our “Common goals for the Common Good” include:
Improving Our Footprint
20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
15% energy efficiency improvement in purchased energy
Measure and report on our charitable support for education, literacy and health and human services in the communities where we operate
Managing Natural Resources
15% global increase in third-party certified fibre volume
Reduce fibre loss in the manufacturing process by achieving world-class performance of less than 0.75% fibre loss
15% reduction in mill wastewater discharges of oxygen depleting substances to receiving streams
Map water usage through our manufacturing location by 2013; develop site-specific plans by 2015 in strategic watershed areas to reduce use by 2020
Nature-friendly manufacturing through minimizing the waste
Disposal of manufacturing waste and determine the options to minimize the occurrence of manufacturing waste
Implementing the plans to create and develop the main supply chain
15% increase in the recovery of Old Corrugated Container (OCC) by exploring new sources and diverting useable fibre from the landfill
The IP Way Forward is our strategic framework to pursue our vision to be one of the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world and create value for all stakeholders for generations to come.