Healthy & Abundant Forests

International Paper’s success depends on healthy and abundant forests. We are steadfast in our commitment to lead forest stewardship efforts globally. Our commitment is also core to our climate action strategy. 

International Paper’s Global Fiber Procurement Policy is the foundation of our commitment to healthy and abundant forests. We recognize that sustainably managed forests maintain and enhance economic, social and environmental value for the benefit of present and future generations. We are committed to producing the products our customers need while being a responsible steward of the world’s natural resources.

Our approach begins with responsible fiber sourcing, including performing due diligence, validating origin, performing second party verification through ForSite™ and engaging our wood suppliers and forestland owners on sustainable management practices. We operate a transparent fiber procurement system consistent with our Core Values of Safety, Ethics and Stewardship. 

We also use third-party certification systems, including the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to verify sourcing from sustainably managed forests and to provide certified products based on customer demand.  Listing of Certificates

Learn more about our progress toward our Healthy & Abundant Forests goal.