International Paper Announces Significant Progress on 2020 Sustainability Goals
Friday, June 28, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
2012 Company Sustainability Report Highlights Goal Progress and New Collaborations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - International Paper published its 2012 Sustainability Report, revealing progress against its voluntary goals including certified fiber use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, and water quality improvement.
In 2011, International Paper announced 12 environmental and social goals that it planned to achieve by 2020. Using a 2010 baseline, the company is reporting goal progress that includes:
"Last year we announced 12 voluntary goals to help focus our sustainability efforts. This report details progress we have achieved," said Chairman and CEO John Faraci. "By pursuing transparent goals and establishing new relationships with external stakeholders, International Paper is demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."
The report also highlights groundbreaking collaborations with prominent sustainability organizations including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Collaborations for 2012 and early 2013 include:
"We are very pleased with this first year of progress against our goals, but we are mindful that our sustainability journey is a long one, with more opportunities ahead," said Teri Shanahan, International Paper's vice president, sustainability. "We are confident that working to achieve these goals will drive business results, and support our customers' needs. We look to build on progress with a cycle of goals that demonstrate our continual progress."
The comprehensive report details progress against all International Paper's 2020 sustainability goals, set in 2011, which span eight impact areas: energy efficiency, air emissions, safety, waste, water, fiber, supply chain, and philanthropy.
To view the complete report online or to order a hard copy, please visit www.ipsustainability.com
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