About the Report
This report covers International Paper's sustainability performance for calendar year 2013. We report against the Global Reporting Initiative's key performance indicators in the areas of economic, environmental and social performance “In Accordance” with the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Core level. This report is supplemented by information on our sustainability website and through our Annual Report. The 2014 GRI Content Index is also available online.
Report Scope and Boundary
All data are reported as of Dec. 31, 2013, unless otherwise stated. Data are included from all global operations, including International Paper Brazil, Asia, India, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We do not collect data on joint ventures in which we do not have a controlling interest.
Our 2010 baseline data, as well as other historical data, has in some cases been restated to reflect acquisitions and joint ventures where International Paper has a controlling interest.
Where appropriate, we report historical data for comparative purposes, as well as data normalized to metric tons of production for a given year.
Measurement Techniques and External Assurance
Company-wide environmental performance data and other key indicators are gathered by facility environmental teams, global financial services and other subject matter experts and entered into our global data collection system, METRIX. The data are then validated by corporate Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) staff and relevant subject matter experts. The METRIX system was implemented through a multiyear process and is expected to improve our process for data collection in years to come.
Data parameters and calculation methods are established according to a combination of international, government, industry and company standards and protocols. Every effort was made to ensure the information presented herein is accurate and complete. External assurance was not solicited for this report.