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Policy on Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability

Continuously improving our environmental, health, safety and sustainability performance is a cornerstone of our future business success and fundamental to The IP Way.

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International Paper is committed to excellence in environmental, health, safety and sustainability practices and performance, and continually works to wisely manage natural resources. Health and safety are fundamental values, and we strive to design, operate and maintain accident and injury-free workplaces for our employees, contractors and visitors around the globe.

Sustainable practices represent the foundation of our business, and we endeavor to minimize environment, health and safety impacts during the design, manufacture, distribution, use and at the end-of-life of our many products. This includes a commitment to the communities where we operate, work and live to responsibly manage our forests, facilities and related businesses.

International Paper seeks to do business with customers, suppliers, vendors, contractors, joint-venture partners and other business associates who share our high standards of ethical business behavior. International Paper champions the innovative and ethical management of natural resources. We partner with suppliers of responsibly grown fiber and routinely certify our fiber supply chain to widely recognized standards. Our commitment extends past the forests to include manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

To fulfill these commitments globally, we hold our leaders responsible for the engagement of all employees to ensure:

  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
  • Implementation of this Policy, IP’s global EHS&S management systems and performance standards; and
  • Transparent reporting of our EHS&S metrics and progress against our commitments.

Continuously improving our environmental, health, safety and sustainability performance is a cornerstone of our future business success and fundamental to The IP Way.