Sustainable Forestry Management
All paper from International Paper respect nature. Our papers are produced from forests planted and 100% renewable.
International Paper's forestry management aims to supply factories with wood from 100% planted and renewable forests. The process covers the production of seedlings, the planting and maintenance of forests, the harvest and transport of the wood. The competitiveness and sustainability are guaranteed by the forestry management certifications (CERFLOR, FSC), quality, environment, health and workplace safety (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001), and by structured programs for technology innovation and continuous improvement of forestry processes.
The landscape on International Paper's forestry gardens consists of planted forests and areas assigned for nature conservation. This "forestry mosaic" allows the harmony between native and commercial forests, providing improvements in the generation of forestry products and services, such as habitat preservation and biodiversity conservation. For each 3 hectares of eucalyptus, the company preserves 1 hectare of natural ecosystem. By doing so, the forestry landscape retains more ecological balance, with 350 native trees species already identified and more than 400 animal species from the Brazilian fauna.
The company also maintains two RPPNs (Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural [Private Nature Heritage Reserve]) in the State of São Paulo: One in the municipality of Mogi-Guaçu, with an area of 187 hectares, of which the main attribute is the presence of a significant concentration of biodiversity values at a regional level; the other reserve is in the Municipality of Brotas, with 793 hectares, which provides the environmental service of protection of a significant watershed in that municipality.
See below the 2015 Management Plan and the Raw Material Forest Acquisition Policy.