International Paper named '2023 Best Company for Women to Work'

Last revised: May 20, 2024

International Paper (IP) was recognized as a 2023 Best Companies to Work for Women, Diversity and Millennials.

“Working for International Paper is defined by our values: safety, ethics and stewardship, and we aspire to include and engage all our employees. Our team members around the world bring different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to IP, and we consider these are our strengths. We’re committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone can make their best possible contribution each day,” said Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer.

This marks the 6th consecutive year the company has been recognized as a Best Company to Work in one or more of the three categories.

The Women’s Choice Award for Best Companies to Work is the only award that reflects the needs and preferences of women based on publicly available data, which aligns with employee and consumer appreciation for corporate transparency. Data was compiled from a variety of publicly available sources, such as the company’s sustainability report, and then weighed accordingly. Criteria to earn a place on the Women’s Choice Award Best Companies to Work list include:

•    Female and diverse representation at the workforce, management and board levels
•    Work-life balance benefits 
•    Partial Time off/ Vacation days
•    Maternity support, such as paid maternity time off, paid paternity time off, lactation/mother’s rooms
•    Professional development and support opportunities, such as mentorship programs, professional networks, and professional development events
•    Wellness benefits

The full ‘Best Companies to Work’ methodology can be found here

“Validation has never been more important than now and we take great pride in offering an objective and uniform reporting process so women can choose where to work with greater confidence.  We recognize that gender discrepancies are very real in the workplace, and it’s timely and important to engage and empower women to choose an organization that supports her values” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.  “It’s an honor to recognize International Paper as a Best Company to Work for their investment in improving diversity, representation, and inclusion in their workforce and their commitment to hire and retain top talent and thereby boosting their competitiveness.”

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