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Vision 2020 Goals

Our sustainability strategy is embedded in our vision, mission and The IP Way Forward.

We recognize the importance of aligning our business with the needs of the world around us and we’re committed to continuous improvement and transparency around our sustainability goals. We set 12 voluntary goals with a 2010 baseline aimed at improving our impact on people and the planet, and are happy to share our progress.

Of all of International Paper’s activities, manufacturing has the largest impact on the environment. So we measure progress against our targets for manufacturing in terms of efficiency and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, fiber loss, waste and the safety of our workplace.

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
31% increase in certified fiber volume

Stated Goal
Increase third-party certified fiber by 35%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
17% increase in recovery of OCC

Stated Goal
Increase recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC) by 15% by exploring new sources and diverting usable fiber from landfills

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
39% reduction in serious safety incidents

Stated Goal
Injury-free workplace

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
$17.3 million donated to charitable organizations in 2016*

Stated Goal
Measure and report on our charitable support for hunger, education, health and wellness, and disaster relief in the communities where we operate
*Includes $3 million raised through employee giving and fundraising 

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
6.4% improvement in purchased energy efficiency

Stated Goal
Improve efficiency in purchased energy use by 15%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
31% increase in certified fiber volume

Stated Goal
Increase third-party certified fiber by 35%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
Mapped water use and risk by location, identified priority mills and initiated annual stakeholder and facility assessments

Stated Goal (restated in 2016)
Integrate water management into regular facility assessment and proactively engage with stakeholders in communities to address water-related issues within the watershed

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
0.79% fiber loss from reporting mills

Stated Goal
Reduce fiber lost in the manufacturing process to less than 0.75%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
19% reduction in GHG emissions

Stated Goal
Reduce GHG emissions by 20% (direct and indirect)

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
23% reduction in air emissions

Stated Goal (restated in 2016)
Reduce air emissions (PM, SO2, NOX) by 30%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
28% decrease in oxygen-depleting substances

Stated Goal
Reduce mill wastewater discharges of oxygen-depleting substances (BOD) to receiving streams by 15%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
11% reduction in manufacturing waste to landfills

Stated Goal
Reduce manufacturing waste to landfills by 30% and ultimately to zero