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International Paper Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2022

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Northampton, MA --News Direct-- International Paper Company

MEMPHIS, Tenn. May 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - 3BL Media has named International Paper (NYSE: IP) to its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

"At International Paper being a good corporate citizen is fundamental to who we are," said Sophie Beckham, Chief Sustainability Officer, International Paper. "This recognition reaffirms our commitment to our Vision 2030 goals and our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 155 ESG factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.

Using a methodology developed by 3BL Media, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be included in 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

To compile the ranking, corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost. Data and information used in the 2022 edition of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is from March 19, 2021 to March 18, 2022.

“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decisive decade will require companies to truly embed ESG into the core of their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2022 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics. They are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize International Paper globally for its ethics, climate leadership and commitment to be an employer of choice. International Paper has collected the following U.S. and global awards:

  • FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Companies® 2022 for 19 years

  • Ethisphere Institute World’s Most Ethical Companies® 19 times

  • Women’s Choice Award® Best Companies to Work For — Diversity & Millennials 2018-2021

  • Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Diversity

  • FTSE4Good Index Series, an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards

For access to the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2022 ranking and methodology visit: https://100best.3blmedia.com/

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About International PaperInternational Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens RankingThe 100 Best Corporate Citizens debuted in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and appeared annually in Corporate Responsibility Magazine for many years. 3BL Media has managed the ranking since 2018. To compile the ranking, each company in the Russell 1000 Index is ranked according to its transparency and performance on 155 environmental, social and governance factors.

About 3BL Media3BL Media’s unrivaled distribution platforms and TriplePundit Brand Studio promote the environmental, social, governance (ESG) initiatives of leading companies, private equity firms, nonprofits and NGOs to a global audience. Learn more here.

International Paper Contacts:Media: Amy Simpson, +1 901-419-4964

3BL MEDIA CONTACTBrian Letts of 3BL Media, BLetts@3blmedia.com or +1.802.789.8257

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