International Paper has a long tradition of collaborating with customers, environmental and academic organizations, government and other key stakeholders.

International Paper’s entire business depends on the sustainability of the forest. Because this foundation involves harvesting trees, ensuring forest survival is smart business and environmentally responsible. International Paper strongly believes that continued progress is a collaborative effort. Relationships with other organizations help us broaden our sustainability efforts so that together, we have a greater impact.

Below are some of our most recent sustainability collaborations.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF):

International Paper has joined WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GTFN), which is focused on eliminating illegal logging and driving improvements in environmentally and socially responsible forest management. 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF): 

Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the United States' fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $3.8 billion to conservation projects.

Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative:

Through the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative, International Paper has teamed up with American Forest Foundation, The Procter & Gamble Company and 3M Company to educate and engage private land owners in sustainable forestry, forest certification, the enhancement of habitat for at-risk species, and the conservation of bottomland hardwood forests.

Corporate Eco Forum:

The Corporate Eco-Forum is an invitation-only network of Global 500 executives driving innovation and forging “next practice” in corporate sustainability.

Mercer/ORC Occupational Safety and Health Group:

Mercer/ORC’s Occupational Safety and Health Group is a unique, ongoing network of key health and safety leaders from major multinational corporations in a variety of industries. International Paper’s membership provides us with benchmarking and research to help us provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees and contractors.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD):

The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. International Paper has joined the WBCSD and the organization’s Forest Solutions Group, which provides business leadership in expanding sustainable forest-based solutions.

World Environment Center (WEC):

WEC is a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in collaboration with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.