Vision 2020 Goals

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

Over the past decade, we have measured and reported on 12 voluntary goals with a 2010 baseline and a target completion date of 2020. We are proud to have achieved most of these goals, thus improving our impact on people and the planet. We recognize our work did not end in 2020. So, we have refined our focus and set more ambitious targets to guide us over the new decade. Our long-range Vision 2030 reflects our commitment to be a more sustainable corporation — one that generates profits for our shareowners and value for our stakeholders.

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
48% increase in certified fiber volume

Stated Goal
Increase third-party certified fiber by 35%

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
66% 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
79% reduction in serious safety incidents

Stated Goal
Injury-free workplace

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
More than $165 million donated to charitable organizations since 2010, including more than $23 million in 2020

Stated Goal
Measure and report on our charitable support for hunger, education, health and wellness, and disaster relief in the communities where we operate

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
4.2% improvement in purchased energy efficiency

Stated Goal
Improve efficiency in purchased energy use by 15%

Vision 2020 Goal

 
Stated Goal
Establish processes promoting transparency, managing risk by monitoring and identifying opportunities to collaborate with suppliers.

 

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
Performed annual facility risk assessments and launch of first partnership in a priority basin; 62% of mills engaging local stakeholders on water

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

Achieved
0.68% fiber loss from reporting mills

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

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
21.4% reduction in GHG emissions

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

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
42% reduction in air emissions

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

Vision 2020 Goal

Achieved
35% decrease in oxygen-depleting substances

Stated Goal
Reduce mill water discharges of oxygen-depleting substances to receiving streams by 15%

Vision 2020 Goal

Progress
26% reduction in manufacturing waste to landfills

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