We are committed to eliminating all aspects of fiber loss in the manufacturing process.
Increasing our fiber efficiency
Wood fiber is the single-largest component in the manufacturing of our paper and pulp products. Addressing wood fiber efficiency helps manage our costs and makes efficient use of natural resources. After the 2012 reporting period, International Paper began a process to establish a global standard for collecting data related to fiber loss from the manufacturing process. We have approved a tracking system and standards to monitor fiber efficiency efforts, and began implementing it across our global mill system in 2014.
Like all materials we use, we recognize the need to use fiber efficiently. That's why we committed in 2012 to further improving our manufacturing process in order to achieve world-class performance of less than 0.75 percent fiber loss by 2020.
In 2016, with most mills reporting, we achieved a 0.79 percent fiber loss. This instills confidence in our ability to meet our target.