Businesses and Global Presence

Businesses & Global Presence


International Paper is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia) and Asia. Our businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 70,000 people and are strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.

2014 marks International Paper’s 116th year in business, a testament to the enduring value of fiber-based packaging and paper and to our company’s ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. Today’s International Paper is a strategically well-positioned company with low-cost assets in attractive growth markets around the world. With an underlying commitment to do the right things the right way for the right reasons, our focus on people, customers and operational excellence makes International Paper a company where customers want to do business, the best-of-the-best talent wants to work and investors want to put their money.

  • #1 in corrugated packaging, coated paperboard and distribution in NORTH AMERICA
  • #2 in uncoated papers in NORTH AMERICA
  • #1 in uncoated papers in LATIN AMERICA
  • #1 in paper and pulp in RUSSIA
  • #3 in coated paperboard in CHINA
  • #5 in uncoated papers in INDIA

Industrial Packaging

International Paper is the world’s leading manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging. With fully aligned containerboard mills, box plants and converting facilities, we’ve created a unique-to-the-industry platform that provides the consistent high-quality, best-in-class reliability and total cost solutions our customers need to meet their most challenging shipping, storage and sales requirements. End uses for our products include corrugated boxes, bulk packaging, retail displays, specialty packaging and paper bags. Our target market segments include food and beverage, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-durables, durables, and shipping and distribution. International Paper’s industrial packaging footprint includes facilities in North America, Latin America, the EMEA and Asia region. Industrial packaging also includes a recycling business with facilities across the United States and Mexico. International Paper is one of North America’s largest recyclers that collects, consumes or markets more than 6 million tons of corrugated packaging and paper annually.

Consumer Packaging

International Paper produces top-quality coated and uncoated paperboard used in a wide variety of packaging and commercial printing applications. End uses for our paperboard include packaging for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, candy, food items, tobacco products, and juice and milk cartons. Our products also are used in a wide range of commercial printing applications, from greeting cards and direct mail to book covers and lottery tickets. International Paper’s consumer packaging footprint includes facilities in North America, the EMEA region, Russia and Asia. Under the consumer packaging umbrella, the International Paper foodservice business serves customers in segments like quick-service restaurants, specialty coffee, grocery, hospitality and distribution. Our hot cups, cold cups, food containers and lids are manufactured in the United States, United Kingdom, China, and through a joint venture agreement in Colombia.

Printing Papers

International Paper’s printing papers business manufactures just about every type of uncoated paper used in home offices, businesses and commercial printing operations. This includes some of the best-known, highest-quality paper brands in the world, including Accent Opaque®, Hammermill®, Chamex®, Rey®, POL® and Svetocopy®. As part of this business, International Paper also produces market and fluff pulp that is used by other companies to produce a wide range of absorbent hygiene, paper and tissue products used by millions of consumers every day. Our printing papers footprint includes facilities in North America, Brazil, the EMEA region, Russia and India.



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Diversity Awards

REACH manager Terri Creech and zone general manager Derrick Pratt personify International Paper's drive for diversity and inclusion. Terri's work to recruit diverse new engineers earned her a Chairman's Diversity Council (CDC) Impact Award; Derrick was recognized as a diversity thought leader as a result of strong work in creating a more productive and inclusive workplace.


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Partnerships That Work: International Paper Joins the White House Labor Management Summit

International Paper was selected to participate in the White House Labor Management Summit. Together with union, business and government leaders such as U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny S. Pritzker, the summit focused on major labor management agreements, showing the potential for unions and employers to work together to improve competitiveness, productivity and quality. The summit highlighted recent collective bargaining successes that demonstrate the value of labor-management cooperation.