International Paper Joins the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Climate Challenge

Mar 3, 2022 10:15 AM ET
Press Release

Memphis, Tenn., March 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ – This week,  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized International Paper for committing to reduce GHG emissions by 35% by 2030, aligned with the best available climate science, and to work with DOE to share successful solutions and decarbonization strategies. As a partner in DOE’s Better Climate Challenge, International Paper is one of more than 80 organizations across the U.S. economy that are stepping up to the Challenge and driving real-world action toward a low-carbon future.

“We are committed to advancing a clean energy transition and leading the growth of the circular economy,” said Sophie Beckham, Chief Sustainability Officer, International Paper. “Our partnership with DOE’s Better Climate Challenge is just one example of how we are acting on our commitment to promote climate action beyond our own footprint and outside our four walls, to include people, communities and partner organizations with whom we can work together to create a low-carbon future.”

Improving our operational footprint is a core tenant of International Paper’s Vision 2030 which includes robust targets that demonstrate a commitment to building a better future for people, the planet and the company.  As International Paper undertakes this challenge, DOE will support its efforts with technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and a platform for the organization to demonstrate its commitment to being part of the solution to climate change.

“Better Climate Challenge partners like International Paper are committing to decarbonize across their portfolio of buildings, plants, and fleets and share effective strategies to transition our economy to clean energy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Their leadership and innovation are crucial in our collective fight against climate change while strengthening the U.S. economy.”

The Better Climate Challenge is the government platform that provides transparency, accountability, technical assistance, and collaboration to identify decarbonization pathways and provide recognition for leadership across the US economy.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


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