International Paper

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is International Paper doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 28

International Paper has a DitchCarbon Score of 28 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices are needed to increase their score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

International Paper is part of the paper products industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Very high

International Paper, located in the United States, operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are positively influenced by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.
12.73%

...this company is doing 12.73% worse in emissions than the industry average.

International Paper, founded in 1898 and headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, operates within the paper products industry. As a global leader, the company specializes in the production of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products, serving various markets from North America to Europe. With a workforce of approximately 38,000 employees, International Paper achieved net sales of $21 billion in 2020, reflecting its significant role in international commerce and personal hygiene sectors.

Good news, International Paper has embraced SBTi commitments

International Paper has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly lower its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

International Paper should explore opportunities for fuel switching in transportation and operations to potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.
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