Protecting the health and safety of our employees and contractors is our most important responsibility. We will continue to operate our mills and converting plants while practicing personal hygiene, social distancing, site cleaning and other measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other national Health Authorities in the countries where we operate.
Governments around the world consider forest products as an “essential industry” that should remain operational during this pandemic. International Paper products are critical components of the supply chains required to produce and deliver food, pharmaceuticals, hygiene products and emergency supplies for consumers globally.
Our mills and converting plants are operated by highly trained employees who are considered “essential workers.” Disruptions in the availability of our products would create significant hardships for consumers across the country and around the world. If our customers cannot get our products, health care facilities, first responders, grocery stores and homes across the country and around the world will be unable to access essential items.
We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and contractors while making invaluable contributions that help people and communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic.