International Paper has a long tradition of collaborating with customers, environmental and academic organizations, government and other key stakeholders.

Strategic partnerships help us to identify areas where the greatest strides in sustainability can be achieved, to develop innovative new solutions for our customers, and to make a positive difference in the communities where we operate.

Below are some of our most recent sustainability collaborations.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF):

International Paper has joined WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GTFN), which is focused on eliminating illegal logging and driving improvements in environmentally and socially responsible forest management. 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF): 

NFWF is one of the largest U.S. non profit funders of wildlife conservation. 

Corporate Eco Forum:

The Corporate Eco-Forum is an invitation-only network of Global 500 executives driving innovation and forging “next practice” in corporate sustainability.

Mercer/ORC Occupational Safety and Health Group:

Mercer/ORC’s Occupational Safety and Health Group is a unique, ongoing network of key health and safety leaders from major multinational corporations in a variety of industries. International Paper’s membership provides us with benchmarking and research to help us provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees and contractors.

The Dogwood Alliance:

The Dogwood Alliance is a non-profit organization that works with companies and consumers to change the way southern U.S. forests are managed. Our collaboration aims to help International Paper further our sustainable sourcing, Forest Stewardship Council™ certification, and conservation objectives.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC):

TNC is a conservation organization that works to protect ecologically important lands and waters. Dave Kiser, International Paper’s Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, serves on the Tennessee board.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD):

The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. International Paper has joined the WBCSD and the organization’s Forest Solutions Group, which provides business leadership in expanding sustainable forest-based solutions.

World Environment Center (WEC):

WEC is a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in collaboration with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.

Once you are familiar with our partnerships, we trust you will understand how these efforts are part of a broader commitment to sustainability - The IP Way