It is International
Papers vision to be one of the best and most respected companies
in the world. It succeeds with great leadership, innovation and being
brilliant at the basics. It believes so strongly that environmental innovation
and improvement is enhanced through cooperative partnerships with the
government, the public and NGOs, that it expresses its view in a dedicated
Environmental Position Statement endorsed by the Executive Office. It
participates in government programs that encourage good environmental
stewardship on the part of business because the company believes that
the public and International Paper can mutually benefit from such collaboration.
Recent examples of its cooperative efforts with government include:
* EPAs Climate Leaders ProgramA voluntary program that
seeks long-term, comprehensive climate change strategies in conjunction
with the EPA. IP was the first paper and forest products company to join
* EPAs Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHP)A voluntary
organization whose members are committed to encouraging CHP as an option
for improving the
environmental and social aspects of electricity and power generation.
Includes many efforts around the beneficial use of biorenewable resources
in order to eliminate waste and reduce fossil fuel emissions.
* EPAs XL Program (Excellence and Leadership)A voluntary
program that seeks to initiate and achieve change through technological
innovation and regulatory flexibility, a program in which industry is
encouraged to develop effective solutions that are comprehensive and sustainable.
IPs Androscoggin Mill, in Jay, ME, initiated process changes in
lieu of other treatment and chemical containment measures required by
federal regulation that not only significantly reduced chemical discharges
by the mill, but have returned more than $1 million per year to the mills
bottom line through energy and raw material savings.
* EPAs National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT) program
IP has seven paper mills and one chemical plant that participate in the
NEPT program, which requires facilities to operate at a level of environmental
excellence that goes beyond regulatory compliance to benefit the environment
and community. Additional sites are approved for enrollment during 2003.
* Canadas Climate Change Voluntary Challenge & RegistryA
public-private partnership that promotes voluntary efforts to address
climate change issues. IPs Canadian subsidiary, Weldwood, has reduced
total emissions of greenhouse gases by 4.1 percent between 1996 and 2000,
despite increased product output during the 10-year period framing that
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