On paper and in practice: who are International Paper?

27th November 2017

Here at International Paper, we believe that our duty to our customers extends far beyond simply delivering the right product at the right price. We understand that when you buy products from us, you give us a chance to become your trusted partner – and we’d like to make the most of that opportunity. That’s why we’ve always done our best to be more than just a supplier.

So, what’s our story?

The story of our business is a modern one: a story of innovation, sustainability, and infinite possibilities - but it’s also one that demonstrates a strong set of traditional values; where the origins of our products are never forgotten, where our team works hard to nurture longstanding relationships with valued customers, and where ethics and integrity will always win the day.
Ours is a story that spans over 115 years. It can be told through our 55,000 employees and the support we have pledged to give to the communities where they live and work, or through the wide range of ethically and sustainably produced, 100% recyclable products that people depend on every day - but we’d like to share a little of our story with you through these three simple facts.

1. We can’t make paper without trees

Our entire business depends upon the sustainability of forests. It’s a fact we can never afford to forget – nor would we want to. As one of the world’s leading producers of fibre-based packaging, pulp and paper, we understand our responsibility to the world we live in and the people that inhabit it. International Paper continually strives to set a sustainable example: we are tackling the toughest issues across our supply chain and we will continue to lead the world in responsible forest stewardship, to ensure healthy and productive forest ecosystems continue to exist for generations to come. And it doesn’t end there: our sustainability promise extends beyond forests and trees, also influencing how we use and treat the water that is so essential to our manufacturing processes, how we manage our energy consumption to reduce emissions, and how we minimise and dispose of our waste. If sustainability and global citizenship are high on your or your customers’ agenda, why not let our story become a part of your own?

2. Your customers are our business too

Whilst price will always factor in any procurement decision, we’ve developed our business to bring customers much more than simply the best deal on their next purchase. Our experience in the industry has taught us that time is a precious commodity, as well as money. That’s why our processes are simple, our deliveries are reliable, and why we’ll also go the extra mile to help you market our products to your own customers. If you haven’t already experienced the benefit of our marketing and sales support, now could be the perfect time to try it. We can provide you with ready-to-go marketing and innovative point-of-sale items, as well as expert advice whenever you need it. We can even train your sales team. As our customer, you deserve unparalleled support to help you achieve your business goals. In the International Paper story, you have a leading role.

3. Paper is never just paper

When it comes to paper products, the options are endless and technology is expanding those options every day. At International Paper, we believe in investing in innovation and using the latest technologies to bring our customers the very best solutions for their specific needs. There is an ongoing need for paper, and the demand for innovative paper technology and bespoke paper products - from water-resistant papers and paper with CutLess edges, through to speciality food packaging and pre-printed card - continues to grow and evolve. This is especially true where renewable sources can be proven and 100% recyclable products can be provided. Paper is never just paper. So, whatever your requirements are, talk to us – our investment in the future of paper means our story, and yours, has only just begun.

So that’s us on paper, feel free to put us to the test.

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