What we do
International Paper’s government relations team collaborates with policymakers at all levels of government in the places where we operate. We're committed to worldwide policy advocacy and advancing policies consistent with IP's commitment to a healthy business environment.
Our policy priorities align with our commitment to safe, successful and sustainable business practices. We regularly work with trade and industry organizations to ensure our legislative, policy, and regulatory priorities reflect the needs of our business.
Advance the Circular Economy
Advocate for legislation that improves recycling accessibility and allows us to collect, market and use recycled materials
Create economic value by weighing in on laws that impact employment and career growth
Sustain IP’s critical role in the global supply chain by advocating for funding for roads, bridges and ports
Secure regulatory certainty for biomass and promote working forests
Tax and trade
Support bilateral and regional trade agreements that offer economic benefits and provide greater market access for our products
Hygiene product access & education
Navigate product accessibility, ingredient labeling, product safety and sustainability
IP encourages employees to learn about policy issues and to participate in the civic process. We believe voting is a nonpartisan issue and that our nation’s laws should enable safe and secure elections as well as broad voter participation.
Advocacy and political reporting
As a commitment to transparency, International Paper discloses our efforts and priorities and any use of corporate funds for political purposes.
International Paper publishes a voluntary report of political contributions on a semi-annual basis. We earned the designation of CPA-Zicklin Index Trendsetter by the Center for Political Accountability who publishes an annual Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability report to measure the political transparency and oversight practices of the entire S&P 500. We are one of 87 Trendsetter Companies to receive the top ranking for political disclosure and accountability due to our voluntary reporting efforts. View the latest Political Donations and Activity Policy Statement.
We sponsor the International Paper Political Action Committee (IP-PAC) in the U.S., which allows eligible employees to voluntarily support political candidates and committees. The IP-PAC is employee-funded and employee led. All IP-PAC reports are available on the Federal Election Commission website.
IP reports its federal advocacy activities every three months as required by law with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.