A Matter Of Credentials
The International Paper EMEA Sustainability Story

A Balanced Approach

At International Paper, sustainable development means striking a balance between minimising environmental impacts, while maximising the local social and economic benefits of industrial activity.

We are committed to using fibre from responsibly managed forests. We have the policies, systems and procedures in place to track fibre as it moves from the forest through our manufacturing and converting processes to our customers, something known as “chain of custody”, certified to international standards.

International Paper has not only increased the availability of certified products, but has become a global leader in chain-of-custody certification. With most of our pulp and paper mills and converting operations certified to the FSC® chain-of-custody standard, we have the largest FSC®-certified manufacturing platform in the world today and we are committed to holding our wood suppliers and sub-suppliers to the same standards that we follow.

International Paper EMEA also uses, as appropriate, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) programmes and also endorses the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Quality Management Standard ISO 9001, and Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001.

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Wherever and whenever possible we source locally, thereby reducing the impact of transportation on the environment and promoting local jobs and neighbouring communities...

Certifying the Supply Chain

How third-party certifications cover the supply chain from forest to consumer.

Certifying the Supply Chain
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Our vital raw materials are natural resources - we manage them in a sustainable and responsible manner, always.