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Human Rights Statement

We believe that International Paper can help promote respect for human rights through the example of its actions and its values. 

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International Paper is committed to protecting and advancing human rights globally. International Paper's commitment to human rights is embodied in our Code of Business Ethics, the IP Way and corporate policies.  International Paper respects international principles of human rights including those expressed in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.  Therefore, International Paper does not tolerate child labor, forced labor, physical punishment or abuse.  We recognize lawful employee rights of free association and collective bargaining.  We comply with employment laws of every country in which we operate and expect that those with whom we do business to do the same.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment.  This means that we operate our facilities in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and laws, and our own standards, which may be more stringent.

International Paper seeks to do business with suppliers who demonstrate that highest standards of ethical business conduct.  We take steps to assure that our key suppliers understand the standards that we apply to ourselves and expect from those who do business with us.  We regularly train our employees in the standards of behavior, policies and procedures that set forth the manner in which we conduct business.

The IP Foundation and the company’s other charitable investments fund community development throughout the world and reinforce the company’s commitment to human rights.

While we believe that it is the role of government to safeguard human rights, we also believe that International Paper can help promote respect for human rights through the example of its actions and its values.