Each year, more than 40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary products, feminine hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities or waste management during menstrual cycles. Period poverty is a global issue that creates health risks, contributes to truancy in school and can lead to feelings of shame and fear.
The year 2020 has been a difficult one for communities around the world, and International Paper teams stepped up to address the critical needs in their respective communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Mexico to Russia, IP facilities responded to their local communities with donations, including the essential products we make. A quick look at the numbers reveals the magnitude of our team members’ support to date:
We create innovative, sustainable and recyclable products that help our customers achieve their objectives. The sustainability, health and transportation needs of our customers, as well as the evolving demands of consumers, drive our commitment to innovation. We strive to meet customer demands by using research, ingenuity and creative thinking to transform renewable resources into recyclable fiber-based products that people depend on every day.
Our Espaly, France, plant donated 11,000 corrugated boxes to the Trisomie21 Association of the Haute- Loire region, to assist their fundraising efforts for people living with Down syndrome.
We support the Global FoodBanking Network to address childhood hunger in Brazil, Canada, Poland and Spain. In Spain, our EMEA Packaging team donated more than 40,000 corrugated boxes to the Spanish Federation of Foodbanks.
International Paper commits $100,000 in funding for the development of the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 30, 2020 /3BL Media/– Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA) is proud to announce a gift of $100,000 to the capital campaign of the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah. Their commitment will fund the renovation and launch of the facility on the Armstrong campus.
QUERETARO, Mexico, November 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s North American Container business in Mexico has sponsored butterfly kits for three schools in Silao, Juarez and Los Mochis. Through the company’s collaboration with Granja Mariposa Papilia, a farm that raises butterflies to promote environmental education, the program teaches students about the importance of protecting our environment and the key role of butterflies in ecology.
CAYUGA, Ind., November 20, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International Paper Newport Mill has awarded the North Vermillion Community School Corporation a $50,000 capital campaign grant from the International Paper Foundation. Distributed over a two-year period, grant funding will help the school corporation build an agriculture greenhouse.
The Wall Street Journal announced “The 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World,” a new ranking that focuses on companies’ ability to create long-term shareholder value. We are proud to rank among the top 2% of global firms, and you can read more about the award here.
With support from International Paper and other corporate sponsors, NEEF announces $128,000 in grant funding to support public lands impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way Americans go about their lives. With social distancing regulations in place and recreation centers closed, people are turning to the outdoors more than ever for exercise and rejuvenation.
At the same time, the agencies and organizations responsible for maintaining public lands are hampered by reductions in staff, volunteers, and resources, leaving them ill-equipped to keep up with increased human presence in these delicate ecosystems on top of existing maintenance backlogs.
RIEGELWOOD, N.C., Nov. 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On Sept. 25, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) named International Paper a 2020 Essential Supporter in recognition of the company’s commitment to identifying sustainable solutions in the fight to end hunger.