United Way’s focus on health and human services is a key component of International Paper’s overall giving strategy, complementing the company’s focus on environmental education and literacy.
Our employees have come together annually to raise funds for local United Way chapters and their partner agencies across the nation for more than 50 years. Employee financial gifts to United Way along with the company’s 60 percent match raises over $3 million annually for the organization, displaying our employees’ generosity and desire to make an impact in their communities.
In 2015, our employees gave $2.3 million to United Way. After a $1.3 million company match, our annual contribution reached $3.6 million.
International Paper has been recognized by Forbes magazine for its membership as a Global Corporate Leader. IP’s commitment to the United Way extends beyond dollars for those employees who participate in the United Way Day of Caring, an annual day of service and volunteering. By supporting United Way, International Paper is continuing to make a meaningful impact in communities where it operates, and we are proud to Live United™.