At International Paper we are committed to continuous improvement in reducing our carbon footprint and improving our energy efficiency.


Energy Efficiency

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress: 8.9% improvement in purchased energy efficiency

Stated Goal: Improve efficiency in purchased energy use by 15%​

Nearly 75 percent of our mill energy is generated from renewable carbon neutral biomass. Our efficient use of biomass residuals allows us to produce valuable packaging and paper products while reducing fossil fuel use and related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

We continuously reduce our energy use and emissions through energy reduction projects, equipment upgrades, process improvements and fuel switching. Since 2010, we have invested $589 million in energy efficiency improvements and fuel diversity. With these improvements, we have realized an energy improvement of 19 trillion BTUs (British thermal units) per year.