MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – November is LIFE (Life-changing Injury and Fatality Elimination) Month at International Paper, a time where the company celebrates its commitment to an injury-free workplace. The company has celebrated LIFE Month annually since 2010. LIFE Month is a chance to renew the company’s focus on ensuring everyone, from employees to contractors and visitors, arrives home safely every day.
Created over a decade ago, International Paper’s LIFE initiative focuses on eliminating the most serious injuries and implementing sustainable systems to prevent all injuries and incidents. Through application of the company’s manufacturing excellence tools, communications channels, LIFE investigations reports, employee engagement initiatives, Safety Leadership training, and newer concepts such as Learning Events and Layers of Protection, facilities across the globe have worked diligently to improve workplace safety.
These efforts have helped International Paper witness a 70% reduction in serious safety incidents in the first ten years of the LIFE initiative through their voluntary Vision 2020 goals. Now, the company is refining its focus and setting more ambitious targets to guide them over the new decade while exploring ways to create a resilient safety culture. Their long-range Vision 2030 goals reflect their ongoing commitment to being a more sustainable corporation and are accelerating their progress toward being among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. As they strive toward their Vision 2030 goal of zero workplace injuries, employees are committed to doing the right things, in the right ways, for the right reasons, all of the time – this is The IP Way.
Celebrate LIFE Month with International Paper on social media by following #IPLIFEMonth. Stay up to date with how International Paper is building a better future for people, the planet and their company here.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. In Russia, the Company has a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper and its largest foreign-domestic alliance in the forestry products sector. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
*Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021.