In today's environmentally conscious world, consumers want to know that the paper and wood products they buy come from sustainably managed forests that will remain healthy and able to meet the needs of future generations.

International Paper answers this demand by pursuing independent third-party chain-of-custody certification to globally recognized sustainable forestry certification standards for all its manufacturing operations worldwide. The use of a particular standard depends upon the region and the availability of wood fibre. Today, the majority of the company’s paper mills are certified according to at least one of the following recognized standards: PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, specific to the United States) and ISO 14001.