Responsible Supply Chain

International Paper’s global supply chain includes more than 100,000 suppliers that provide products and services from around the world.

For more than 100 years, International Paper has focused on values and people. Today, we build on this tradition as we look for new ways to further improve our environmental footprint, strengthen our strategic partnerships and balance our environmental, social and financial performance.

An efficient and responsible supply chain is key to obtaining quality raw materials and services that support our operations and ensure we meet our customers’ needs. It’s also essential to the longevity of our business.

We focus on:

  • Establishing or improving upon processes that drive transparency and accountability
  • Setting legal, ethical, and business expectations and monitoring compliance
  • Improving collaboration, innovation, and deliberate improvement with suppliers
  • Enhancing our strategic sourcing process to improve risk reviews of suppliers
  • Conducting significant training with our sourcing and procurement personnel
  • Initiating training for our suppliers and creating additional resources for our supply chain

In our supplier handbook, we:

  • Communicate our values and way of doing business
  • Establish our expectations for suppliers in the areas of financial, environmental and social responsibility
  • Outline our process for aligning supplier performance with values and business needs

Read our complete Supplier Handbook