A Matter Of Credentials
The International Paper EMEA Sustainability Story

Our Sustainability Commitment

Our products are primarily made from wood fibre, therefore our commitment to sustainability begins with the forest. Nature already has the solution in the form of the natural lifecycle of the tree. Our tree farming efforts simply takes that cycle and encourages it.

The stewardship of forests and their surrounding habitat runs deep within our DNA, but our sustainability commitment doesn’t end here.

The whole International Paper journey, from product design to manufacturing, from operational functions to end use recycling and disposal, is integral to our approach. This is carried through to our community programs. Sustainability is core to the International Paper vision and values.

But don’t just take our word for it.
Let our credentials speak for themselves.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leadership Award 2011.
  • One of Fortune Magazine’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ 12 times in the past 13 years.
  • Donated 1.5 million acres of forest land to Conservation interests.
  • We meet 71% of our global energy requirements with renewable biomass.
  • We have reduced water use by 8% and waste sent to landfill by 20% compared with 2010.
  • In Europe we have slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 73% since 1990.
  • In 2013, we donated over $12 million worldwide to charitable organizations