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World’s largest paper and packaging company joins WBCSD

Jun 22, 2012

International Paper, a leader in paper and packaging, will also be part of WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group which provides business leadership in forest based solutions.

International Paper (IP), a world leader in paper and packaging, has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). IP will also be part of the WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group, which provides business leadership in expanding sustainable, forest-based solutions.
Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD, said: “I am delighted to welcome IP. It is one of the few companies that can trace its commitment to sustainable operations back more than 100 years. We will be able to learn from them at the same time as helping them move forward with their activities. I am looking forward to working with IP.”
“Today we announce an exciting partnership that demonstrates our commitment to continual sustainability improvement.  I am confident collaborating with the WBCSD will lead to rapid and meaningful progress toward our sustainability goals,” said David Kiser, Vice President -- Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, International Paper.
Today, International Paper brings sustainability best practices to more than 24 countries on five different continents around the world. The company recently announced a suite of 12 voluntary sustainability goals and published its 2011 sustainability report.
About the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the Council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Leveraging its strong relationships with stakeholders as the leading advocate for business, the council helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.
The WBCSD provides a forum for its 200 member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and a combined revenue of more than $7 trillion - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.

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