Forest Highlight: Paper, Made Sustainably

July 2023

Centuries of deforestation have caused serious damage to global biodiversity and our climate. Avoiding the worst impacts means taking rapid, effective action. World leaders, environmental experts, and local stakeholders—through various summits and collaborative work—have agreed to set a goal of ending deforestation by 2030. It’s an ambitious but critical goal, and its feasibility depends on companies’ efforts to operate sustainably and help preserve nature.

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International Paper

Held in the Domini Impact Equity Fund portfolio.

International Paper is a U.S.-based company engaged in the manufacturing of paper and packaging products. With a variety of global standards and forest stewardship practices, the company’s sustainability certification program applies to approximately 994,000 acres of its North American forests. In addition, its acreage in Brazil is third-party certified for sustainable forestry. The company also applies country-specific procurement policies for fibers from non-certified lands.

Looking forward, International Paper has aligned itself with broader global sustainability goals. Its 2030 targets include sourcing 100% of fiber from sustainably managed forests or recovered fiber sources; conserving and restoring 1 million acres of ecologically significant forestland; and advancing circular solutions to create more products that are entirely reusable or recyclable.

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