International Paper sets sustainability goals
International Paper is aiming to reduce emissions by 20 percent.
International Paper Co. has set a group of voluntary goals that it hopes will help the company become more sustainable by 2020.
The goals are outlined in the company’s 2011 Sustainability Report, and include a 15 percent improvement of energy efficiency in purchased energy use, a 20 percent total reduction in global emissions in product production and a 15 percent global increase in third-party certified fiber volume. The company also is addressing safety and water use issues.
In 2011, the company achieved several sustainability goals, including using renewable biomass products to generate 71 percent of global paper mill energy.
“While our focus as a forest products company is by necessity on the environmental aspects of our operations, the coverage of our new goals is broad and includes both social and environmental dimensions of sustainability,” David Kiser, International Paper’s vice president of environment, health, safety and sustainability, said in a statement.
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