Sustainabilty is about more than protecting the environment and conserving our natural resources. It's also about people. By our definition, sustainability means operating in a way that does not compromise the needs of future generations.
Addressing Critical Needs In Our Communities
Every community has a unique set of critical needs. Understanding these needs is key to creating value for generations to come. That is why community engagement is central to our sustainability strategy.
Community engagement allows us to understand the issues that are important to each community. Embracing the needs of our communities is how we ensure the long-term success of our business.
Since 2010, International Paper has invested more than $134 million to address critical needs in the communities where our employees live and work.
With more than 50,000 employees around the world, International Paper enhances the communities in which we operate. We concentrate our efforts on four signature causes, as well as environmental causes important to local communities.
The future of our communities depends on the children, so we support strategic collaborators that focus on helping children succeed.
We work with food banks and other agencies to address hunger and food security for children, families and seniors.
Health & Wellness
We engage our employees and work with agencies to promote healthy living habits and achieve measurable improvements in health and wellness.
We partner with agencies to help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters, and we use our Employee Relief Fund to support our impacted colleagues.
At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community.
Mobilizing our PEOPLE: Jackson Box Plant Rallies Behind Education
Employees at our Jackson, Miss., box plant recognized an educational need in their community and rallied together to provide school supplies for their local elementary school.
Mobilizing our PRODUCTS: Fighting Period Poverty in Our Own Backyard
Lack of access to feminine hygiene resources can inhibit young women from attending school. In Memphis, we mobilized our pulp products and boxes to help improve girls’ access to feminine hygiene products in local schools.
Mobilizing our RESOURCES: Partnering with Arbor Day Foundation for Community Resilience
By supporting the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program, we’re planting thousands of trees to strengthen communities affected by natural disasters. See the impact these trees are having in Orange, Texas.
Sustainability means more than just protecting the environment in every step of the supply chain. Community engagement is central to our sustainability strategy. We are committed to mobilizing our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our communities.