Sustainable Operations

International Paper's worldwide operations use renewable natural resources to meet the growing global demand for sustainable fiber products. We are applying the best available science to improve our climate impact and advance water stewardship within our facilities and across our value chain.

Our strategy to achieve our Sustainable Operations goal is to expand our use of renewable energy and reduce our operational water use intensity to improve our footprint across our businesses, operations and value chain.

Sustainable Operations Rome Mill

In 2021, we converted the coal-fired power boiler system at our Rome, Georgia Mill to natural gas.

Our GHG emissions reduction target was derived using a methodology approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global collaboration of nongovernmental organizations and experts that has defined best practices and a scientifically informed methodology for emissions reductions. Our GHG emissions target is in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goal to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Learn more about our approach in our Sustainability Report.