Sustainability solutions that the planet – and customers – demand.
International Paper Global Cellulose Fibers products are made of 100% renewable, responsibly sourced natural fibers. As a manufacturer of wood fiber products, we are committed to responsible forest stewardship. Our entire business depends on it. That’s why we incorporate sustainable practices into everything we do. We aspire to find solutions today that will leave the world in better shape for future generations.
We keep forestland forested and sustainable by sourcing our fiber only from well-managed forests and by providing economic incentives for landowners to manage their resources responsibly.
Nationally and globally, we promote legal trade in forest products, support third-party sustainability certifications, and work with non-governmental organizations to drive responsible management.
Energy and emissions.
We reduce our air emissions by implementing efficient manufacturing technologies, investing in energy efficiency improvements, and fuel switching.
Our mills run on 80-90% renewable biomass residual energy, rather than fossil fuels.
Our investments in forest restoration and sustainable forest management help increase forest carbon stocks and mitigate climate change.
Cellulose fiber is a natural material that degrades much more quickly than synthetic materials, such as SAP and plastics. Using cellulose to replace synthetic materials can reduce the non-degradable material, such as plastic, deposited into the natural environment.
Unlike other agricultural products such as cotton, forestry doesn’t require intensive irrigation/water use, which helps us manage our water consumption.
We also return nearly 95% of the water we use back to waterways and work deliberately to improve the quality of water we discharge.
Accreditations for sustainable practices.
Third-party fiber certifications (e.g., FSC® and PEFC™)
Nation-specific fiber certifications
Find out more about International Paper’s sustainability efforts here.