International Paper Company is a global paper and packaging company that is complemented by an extensive North American merchant distribution system, with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa.
International Paper stocks are traded internationally on the New York, Swiss and Amsterdam exchanges.
International Paper supports communities where its employees live and work. The International Paper Foundation has awarded grants of more than $50 million since 1995. The company has the greatest number of facilities certified or recommended for certification in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program, the U.S. government's elite safety program. International Paper is committed to environmental stewardship and is engaged in partnerships with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies and non-governmental organizations.
International Paper has a long-standing policy of using no wood from endangered forests. International Paper supports mutual recognition of forest certification standards. They have encouraged the adoption of CERFLOR, the SFI Standard and other systems recognized by the global Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) council. The PEFC-endorsed systems around the globe, including the SFI program, now account for an area larger than the combined forest area of all 25 member countries of the European Union.