Diversity and Inclusion

Many Voices, One Vision

Making a Global Commitment

A global leader in the paper and packaging industry, International Paper employs approximately 53,000 people in more than 24 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and North Africa.  Already a highly diverse organization, we are strongly committed to expanding diversity and inclusion through efforts focusing on the following:

  • Building Diverse Teams
  • Leveraging our Diversity
  • Engaging and Developing All Talent
  • Educating on Inclusive Behaviors

The driving force behind this evolution is the realization that genuinely valuing inclusion and diverse ideas results in a better work environment where diversity is valued and encouraged, prompting a heightened level of collaboration and innovation that results in better business performance.

Creating an Inclusive Culture

D&I LogoWe've put into place many programs to help our employees learn and thrive. Key focus areas include: diversity education and training; mentoring programs; forums and focus groups on diversity-related topics.  In addition, our Chairman’s Diversity Council is a representative group of senior leaders who develop and support a strategy to create and maintain a culturally rich and competent organization. Since the council was formed in 2001, many individuals have participated in creating the vision for diversity at International Paper and fulfilling the mission.  The journey has been both exciting and rewarding as a result of the efforts and foundation laid by past council members.

Shaping our Diverse Communities

Diversity & Inclusion

Through the International Paper Foundation, we assist hundreds of non-profit organizations, including many with a specific diversity mission and orientation, such as the National Civil Rights Museum, our Coins 4 Kids program that feeds Kenyan school children and INROADS, which provides businesses with opportunities to support the development of ethnically diverse talent.

International Paper Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement

Diversity matters because winning requires teams with different viewpoints and backgrounds driving toward a common vision. These teams make better decisions and create better solutions. When individuals trust one another and know their viewpoints matter, commitment follows.

Diversity matters at International Paper because productive teams have individuals with different viewpoints and backgrounds driving toward a common vision and excellent business outcomes.  Diversity includes race, gender, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status and many other characteristics.

Inclusion fosters full participation and helps us leverage the diversity of our employees, engaging them and encouraging collaboration.  We are committed to creating inclusive work environments that promote the open exchange of ideas and are free of cultural barriers.

Through the power of people, we will succeed with customers, and deliver operational excellence to achieve our goal of making International Paper one of the best companies worldwide.

How can we help you?

International Paper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.

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