Range of International Paper Products
The connection we have through our products to customers and consumers is one we value and respect. Our core products are made from renewable, reusable and recyclable materials. This, combined with third-party forest certifications and internationally recognized standards, allows us to fulfill our sustainability and conservation commitments to our business partners and customers.
Our core businesses include industrial and consumer packaging, printing papers, pulp and recycling services.
International Paper’s Printing and Communications Papers business offers nearly every form of uncoated paper used in home offices and businesses. Within this business, International Paper also produces fluff and market pulp for a variety of uses around the globe. Connecting our paper and fluff brands and products with responsible fiber certification is a core value of this business. We also offer our customers and consumers a range of recycled paper products.
Consumer Packaging and Foodservice
International Paper’s Consumer Packaging business supplies our customers with successful retail point-of-purchase displays and specialized packaging engineered to protect valuable products. Our Foodservice Business is a leading global marketer and manufacturer of single-use packaging for the foodservice industry.
International Paper’s Industrial Packaging business has a global network of converting plants, containerboard mills, recycling centers and support facilities. Our Industrial Packaging custom-designed products are renewable, efficient and cost-effective, meeting virtually any marketing or distribution requirement and assuring a continuous flow of reliable packaging solutions to meet unique supply-chain needs.
In 2013 the business launched the Brown Box Green Globe® campaign to create awareness and dispel myths about the use of paper-based packaging. Using paper-based packaging keeps trees growing, regenerates the forest and encourages long-term, responsible forest stewardship. Demand for paper-based packaging provides an economic incentive to tree farmers to keep their land forested, rather than sell it for development or clear it to grow other crops.
The xpdex Sustainability Platform
xpedx is a $6 billion business of International Paper, and its only non-manufacturing entity. xpedx is a leading business-to-business distributor of packaging, facility, and printing supplies and equipment in North America, based in Loveland, Ohio. In January 2014, International Paper signed a definitive agreement to merge xpedx with Unisource Worldwide Inc., another leading North American distribution solutions business. The merger is expected to close in mid-2014 and will create a new publicly traded company.
The xpedx Sustainability Platform comprises three components: Sustainable Choices, Sustainable Leadership and Sustainable Operations. The sustainability platform models environmental excellence, starting at our own facilities, and affects the entire supply chain, from purchasing to recycling.
xpdex 2013 Sustainability Highlights:
|2012 GOAL||2013 Results|
|Receive ENERGY STAR®approval in seven additional xpedx locations.||Receive ENERGY STAR®approval in seven additional xpedx locations. Achieved defined goal to certify seven additional locations.|
|Achieved a 58% diversion rate from landfills.|
Print 100% of our catalog pages and a minimum of 90 percent of our marketing materials on paper certified to either the Forest Stewardship Council™ or Sustainable Forestry Initiative™ standards.
Procurement policies will be added regarding internal consumables such as plates, cups and other paper products.
|Achieved defined goals as stated.|
|xpedx enhanced its Sustainability Survey and Scorecard in 2013 and continued to engage suppliers representing 75% of its purchases.||Achieved defined goal.|
|Achieve Green Globes®certification at one additional xpedx location.||Achieved goal to earn the Green Globes™ by earning a rating of two Green Globes at its Fairfield, Ohio, facility.|