International Paper publishes its 2021 sustainability report
As the world’s leading producer of packaging and pulp products made from renewable fibers, International Paper recognizes its impacts and dependencies on natural and human capital, as well as its responsibility to promote the health of people and our planet.
“Our reliance on natural resources has helped us cultivate our respect for environmental stewardship,” said Mark Sutton, president and CEO of International Paper. “Today, our commitment to sustainability is much broader – it encompasses the planet, people and our company’s performance. It’s a source of pride for our employees and it’s embedded in the way we work. daily.”
Highlights of its 2021 Sustainability Report include:
• Healthy and Abundant Forests: 66% of fiber came from sources verified as meeting our healthy and abundant forests goal.
• Sustainable operations: 35% greenhouse gas reduction target endorsed by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), placing International Paper among the first North American pulp and paper producers to receive approval
• Renewable solutions: 5 million tons of recovered fibers used each year, making International Paper one of the largest consumers of recovered fibers in the world
• Thriving people and communities: 13.6 million people benefited from a positive impact through our community engagement programs
Additionally, this year, to better understand climate risk and resilience management, and to determine how best to monitor, measure and address these risks, International Paper published for the first time a report in line with the recommendations of the Task Force. on climate-related financial information (TCFD). . The company intends to continue to report on this framework on an annual basis.