Why sustainability is paramount
14th February 2019
Our vision is to become one of the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world, but we cannot do this alone. We value your business and support in helping us to build a solid foundation for the future - we would not be where we are today without it.
Our vision and mission are both essential it taking the next steps towards our future…
How do we achieve our vision?
The IP Way Forward goes beyond just doing the right things. You can see that we focus on five core areas, each encapsulating our business. These areas form the foundation of our success and are part of how we support you and your business.
Did you know?
- IP is one of the world’s leading producers of fibre-based packaging, pulp and paper
- We employ 53,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries
- We don’t just produce paper, we manufacture pulp for nappies, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness, along with our extensive range of packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce
Here are some examples of the commitments we have made as part of the IP Way Forward:
- Sustaining Forest - as part of our commitment to preserving our forests for years to come, we have joined the WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GTFN). Their focus is on eradicating illegal logging and implementing socially responsible forest management.
- Investing in People - our most important responsibility is that everyone – employees, visitors, contractors – leaves our premises safely.
- Improving our Planet - we’re looking at how we can beneficially use waste and other residuals to achieve zero waste landfill. Our strategy for waste reduction looks at our processes, equipment and materials used.
- Creating Innovative Products – we offer a broad range of pulp and packaging products along with a diverse portfolio ranging from office papers to commercial print media. We’re well placed to provide you with extensive choice and value.
- Delivering Inspired Performance - We want to achieve value for our stakeholders, not just on a short-term basis but as part of our long-term commitment. We deliver long-term value for all stakeholders by establishing advantaged positions in attractive, fiber-based market segments with safe, efficient manufacturing operations near sustainable fiber sources.
Find out more about our vision and mission here - http://www.internationalpaper.com/company/about-international-paper