International Paper FY 2013 Sustainability Report

GRI-G4 Content Index

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
G4-1
  Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.   Overview/Letter from Our Chairman and CEO   2       CC2.2, CC2.2a, CC3.1, CC3.1d, CC3.1e
 
G4-2
  Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.   Online       Risks and opportunities   CC2.1, CC2.1a, CC2.1b, CC2.1c, CC2.2, CC2.2a, CC3.1a, CC3.1b, CC3.1c, CC3.1d, CC3.1e, CC5.1, CC5.1a, CC5.1b, CC5.1c, CC6.1, CC6.1a, CC6.1b, CC6.1c
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE
G4-3
  Name of the organization.   International Paper Company            
 
G4-4
  Primary brands, products, and/or services.   Overview/About International Paper   6        
 
G4-5
  Location of organization's headquarters.   Memphis, TN            
 
G4-6
  Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.   Overview/Global Presence   5        
 
G4-7
  Nature of ownership and legal form.           Annual Report, Page 1    
 
G4-8
  Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/
beneficiaries).
          Annual Report, Pages 1-3    
 
G4-9
  Scale of the reporting organization.   Overview/Global Presence   5   Annual Report, Pages 5, 16    
 
G4-10
  Workforce.   Overview/Our People and Culture   7   Annual Report, Page 5    
 
G4-11
  Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.   As of December 31, 2013, we had approximately 69,000 employees, 39,000 of whom were located in the United States. Of the U.S. employees, approximately 26,000 are hourly, with unions representing approximately 15,500 employees.       10 K, Page 5    
 
G4-12
  Organization’s supply chain.   Responsible Sourcing   35        
 
G4-13
  Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.           In 2013, we acquired a 75 percent share of Brazilian packaging company Jari Celulose, Embalagens e Papel, S.A., a Grupo Orsa company. In 2013, we initiated the closure of our Courtland, Alabama mill.    
 
G4-14
  Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.           International Paper’s approach to development is focused on prevention of negative consequences. We incorporate social and environmental considerations into our every day processes to ensure that we are delivering value over the long-term.    
 
G4-15
  Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.   Approach to Sustainability / Commitments   17       CC2.3b, CC2.3c, CC2.3d, CC2.3e
 
G4-16
  Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
  • * Has positions in governance bodies;
  • * Participates in projects or committees;
  • * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or
  • * Views membership as strategic.
  Forests/Global Forestry Collaboration Platforms   34       CC2.3b, CC2.3c, CC2.3d, CC2.3e
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES
G4-17
  List all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statement. Report whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.   Data is included from all global operations, including International Paper Brazil, IP Asia, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We have also included data from the 2012 acquisition of Temple-Inland Data from our late 2011 acquisition of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills in India is currently being collected and analyzed and has not been included in the report. We do not collect data on joint ventures in which we do not have a controlling interest.       Annual Report, Pages 1-3    
 
G4-18
  Process for defining report content and the Aspect Boundaries.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
 
G4-19
  List all material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
 
G4-20
  For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23       CC8. 4, CC8. 4a
Approach to Sustainability / Product Lifecycle 24-25
 
G4-21
  For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
Approach to Sustainability / Product Lifecycle 24-25
 
G4-22
  Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports.   Any restatements of information are clearly identified as they arise in the body of the report: none have had a significant effect.            
 
G4-23
  Report significant changes from previous reporting period in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.   No significant changes from previous reporting periods.            
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
G4-24
  Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the Organization.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
 
G4-25
  Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
 
G4-26
  Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement (including frequency by type and stakeholder group, and any specific to report process).   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
 
G4-27
  Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.   Approach to Sustainability / Stakeholders & Materiality   18-23        
REPORT PROFILE
G4-28
  Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.   Inside Cover/About this Report            
 
G4-29
  Date of most recent previous report.   May 2013.       International Paper 2012 Sustainability Report    
 
G4-30
  Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)   Annual.       International Paper 2012 Sustainability Report    
 
G4-31
  Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.   For questions or more information about this report, inquiries can be emailed to sustainability@ipaper.com.            
 
G4-32
  Report the 'in accordance' option the organization has chosen; the GRI Content Index for the chosen option; and reference to the External Assurance Report.   In Accordance-Core.           CC8.6, CC8.6a, CC8.6b, CC8.7, CC8.7a, CC8.8, CC14.2, CC14.2a
 
G4-33
  Organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.   We do not provide external assurance for our Sustainability Report at this time.           CC8.6, CC8.6a, CC8.6b, CC8.7, CC8.7a, CC8.8, CC14.2, CC14.2a
GOVERNANCE
G4-34
  Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.   Overview / Sustainability Strategy   14-17   Annual Report, Page 96   CC1.1,CC1.1a
ETHICS AND INTEGIRTY
G4-56
  Description of the organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.   Approach to Sustainability/
Sustainability Strategy
  14-17      

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES

CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
 
DISCLOSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH (DMA)
  Goals  

2020 Sustainability Goals:

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Air Emissions, Water Use, Water Quality, Fiber Certification, Fiber Efficiency, Fiber Recovery, Solid Waste, Supply Chain, Safety, Community

  Organizational Responsibility  

Global Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Lead Team, Sustainability Steering Committee Goal Champions:

David Liebetreu, Fred Towler, Kirt Cuevas, Roman Gallo, Tom Macher, Marcio Bertoldo, Pat Wilczynski, Tom Cleves, Patricia Neuhoff

  Monitoring and Reporting  

GRI Sustainability Report, CDP Investor Questionnaire, Dow Jones Sustainability Index

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: MATERIALS
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Recycling & End-of-Life   63        
 
G4-EN2
  Percentage of materials used that are recycled and reused input materials.   Recycling & End-of-Life   63   2014 CDP Investor Report    
ASPECT: ENERGY
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing   44        
 
G4-EN3
  Energy consumption within the organization.   Manufacturing   44       CC10.1a, CC11.2, CC11.3, CC11.4
 
G4-EN5
  Energy intensity.   Manufacturing   44        
 
G4-EN6
  Reduction of energy consumption.   Manufacturing   44        
ASPECT: BIODIVERSITY
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Forests   27        
 
G4-EN11
  Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.   Forests   35        
 
G4-EN12
  Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.   Forests   35        
 
G4-EN13
  Habitats protected or restored.   Forests   35        
 
G4-EN14
  Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.   Threatened species with habitats affected by our operations are documented at country level and considered as part of the approval when implementing new projects.   35        
ASPECT: EMISSIONS
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing   46   2014 CDP Investor Report   CC1.1, CC1.1a, CC1.2, CC1.2a, CC2.1, CC2.1a, CC2.1b, CC2.1c, CC2.1d, CC2.2, CC2.2a, CC2.2b, CC3.1, CC3.1a, CC3.1b, CC3.1c, CC3.3, CC3.3a, CC3.3b, CC3.3c, CC3.3d
 
G4-EN15
  Direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1).   Manufacturing   46   2014 CDP Investor Report   CC7.1, CC7.2, CC7.2a, CC7.3, CC7.4, CC8.1, CC8.2, CC8.5, CC8.9, CC8.9a, CC9.1, CC9.1a, CC9.2, CC9.2a, CC9.2b, CC9.2c, CC9.2d, CC9.2e
 
G4-EN16
  Energy indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2).   Manufacturing   46   2014 CDP Investor Report   CC7.1, CC7.2, CC7.2a, CC7.3, CC7.4, CC8.1, CC8.3, CC8.5, CC10.1, CC10.1a, CC10.2, CC10.2a, CC10.2b, CC10.2c, CC10.2d
 
G4-EN18
  Greenhouse gas emissions intensity.   Manufacturing   46   2014 CDP Investor Report   CC12.2, CC12.3, CC12.4
 
G4-EN19
  Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.   Manufacturing   46   2014 CDP Investor Report   CC3.3a, CC3.3b, CC12.1, CC12.1a, CC14.3, CC14.3a
 
G4-EN21
  NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions.   Manufacturing   46        
ASPECT: EFFLUENTS & WASTE
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing   49-50        
 
G4-EN22
  Total water discharge by quality and destination.   Manufacturing   49        
 
G4-EN23
  Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.   Manufacturing   50        
 
G4-EN24
  Total number and volume of significant spills.   There were no significant spills in FY13.            
 
G4-EN26
  Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.   National regulations do not allow water discharge into significant areas of biodiversity (eg Ramsar wetlands) unless it is demonstrated that there will be no significant impact. This is determined, monitored and enforced by the regulatory authority. As a minimum requirement for environmental approval on all projects we have to reduce the pollutant load of any storm water runoff before discharging water to receiving water bodies.            
ASPECT: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
G4- DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach  
  • Manufacturing
  • Products & Distribution
  • Recycling & End-of-Life
 
  • 43
  • 56
  • 64
      CC3. 2, CC3. 2a
 
G4-EN27
  Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services.  
  • Manufacturing
  • Products & Distribution
  • Recycling & End-of-Life
 
  • 43
  • 56
  • 64
      CC3. 2, CC3. 2a
 
G4-EN28
  Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.   Recycling & End-of-Life   64       CC3. 2, CC3. 2a
ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing   43        
 
G4-EN29
  Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.   There were no significant fines in FY13            
ASPECT: OTHER
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing            
 
G4-EN31
  Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.   Manufacturing            
ASPECT: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
G4- DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Responsible Sourcing   37        
 
G4-EN32
  Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.   Responsible Sourcing   37        
CATEGORY: SOCIAL
 
DISCLOSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH (DMA))
  Goals  

2020 Sustainability Goals:

Safety, Community

  Organizational Responsibility  

Global Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Lead Team, Sustainability Steering Committee Goal Champions:

Pat Wilczynski, Patricia Neuhoff

  Monitoring and Reporting  

GRI Sustainability Report, CDP Investor Questionnaire, Dow Jones Sustainability Index

SUB-CATEGORY: LABOR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: EMPLOYMENT
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Overview / Our People & Culture   7        
 
G4-LA1
  Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.   Data Scorecards   72        
ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Manufacturing   52        
 
G4-LA6
  Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.   Manufacturing   52        
 
G4-LA8
  Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.   Manufacturing   52        
ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Overview / Our People & Culture   7      
Manufacturing 52
 
G4-LA10
  Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.   Overview / Our People & Culture   7   International Paper provides training and development opportunities for employees through numerous Channels. The International Paper Learning Management System gives all employees access to on-demand courses. Business groups also provide specific development opportunities through leadership meetings and conferences, individualized development training programs, and group team-building activities. Outside professional education is encouraged, and International Paper provides a comprehensive tuition reimbursement assistance program for employees wishing to pursue specialized training or an educational degree.    
Manufacturing 52
 
G4-LA11
  Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender.   Our Performance and Development roadmap process includes regularly scheduled personal development meetings between individuals and their managers (usually monthly or quarterly) as well as formal yearly performance reviews.            
ASPECT: DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Approach to Sustainability / Governance & Ethics   15        
 
G4-LA12
  Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.   Approach to Sustainability / Governance & Ethics   15        
ASPECT: SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT FOR LABOR PRACTICES
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Responsible Sourcing   37        
 
G4-LA14
  Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria.   Responsible Sourcing   37        

SUB-CATEGORY: HUMAN RIGHTS

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: INVESTMENT
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           The IP Way    
 
G4-HR1
  Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening.   All suppliers are subject to the human rights standards described in IP’s statement on employment eligibility and voluntary labor.            
 
G4-HR2
  Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.          

The IP Way

Our Human Rights statement is publicly available at www. internationalpaper .com/uS/EN/ Company/Governance/Humanrights.html.

   
ASPECT: CHILD LABOR
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           The IP Way    
 
G4-HR5
  Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.   No International Paper Company operations have been identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor.            
ASPECT: FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR
G4- DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           The IP Way    
 
G4-HR8
  Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken.   No incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people in FY13.            
ASPECT: SUPPLIER HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Responsible Sourcing   37        
 
G4-HR10
  Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria.   Responsible Sourcing   37        

SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: LOCAL COMMUNITIES
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           The IP Way    
 
G4-SO1
  Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.   100% - Each of our investments has a specific Community Development Plan and Stakeholder Engagement Plan, and we must undertake impact assessments for all our projects in order to gain development approval.            
 
G4-SO2
  Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.   None of our operations have been identified as having significant actual or potential negative impacts on local communities. Any potential negative impacts are identified in the planning phase with issues mitigated prior to commencement of operational activity.            
ASPECT: ANTI-CORRUPTION
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           The IP Way    
 
G4-SO3
  Percentage and total number of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified.   100% - Risk workshops across all business units assess all risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified.            
 
G4-SO4
  Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures.   Approach to Sustainability / Governance & Ethics   15        
 
ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Approach to Sustainability / Governance & Ethics   15        
 
G4-SO8
  Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.   No significant fines or non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.            
ASPECT: SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT FOR IMPACTS ON SOCIETY
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Responsible Sourcing   37        
 
G4-SO9
  Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society.   Responsible Sourcing   37        

SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: PRODUCT AND SERVICE LABELING
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Products & Distribution   57        
 
G4-PR4
  Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes.   No incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling in FY13.            
ASPECT: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Products & Distribution   57        
 
G4-PR7
  Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes.   No incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications in FY13.            
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
 
DISCLOSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH (DMA)
  Goals  

2020 Sustainability Goals:

Supply Chain

  Organizational Responsibility  

Global Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Lead Team, Sustainability Steering Committee Goal Champions:

Fred Towler

  Monitoring and Reporting  

GRI Sustainability Report, CDP Investor Questionnaire, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Annual Report

GRI Indicator   Section   Location of Disclosure   Page #   Supplemental Information   CDP Alignment
ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach           Annual Report, Pages 1-3    
 
G4-EC1
  Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.           Annual Report, Page 2    
ASPECT: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
G4-DMA
  Disclosure on Management Approach   Responsible Sourcing   40        
 
G4- EC9
  Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.   Responsible Sourcing   40