International Paper Company

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
47%
Organisation Score
39%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Memphis, United States

Climate Lobbying Overview: International Paper Company appears to have a limited but broadly negative engagement with climate change policy and regulation. In 2018-20, International Paper appears to have lobbied against an Oregon cap and trade system and advocated for the continued role of natural gas in the energy mix.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Top line messaging from International Paper Company on climate change appears to be limited- giving an incomplete definition of climate change and it does not appear to have communicated a position on the need for drastic action on climate change in line with the IPCC. Similarly, International Paper Company does not appear to have communicated a clear position on the need for climate regulation. In 2017, the company signed the ABA Climate Pledge but has not explicitly supported the Paris Agreement in its recent corporate reporting.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: International Paper Company appears to have limited, negative engagement with specific climate-related regulations. In 2019 International Paper Company appears to have lobbied against a cap-and-trade system in Oregon, arguing that it puts its business at a competitive disadvantage. International Paper Company has not clearly disclosed its positions towards, or engagement with, specific climate change policies on its website in 2021.

Positioning on Energy Transition: International Paper Company appears to have limited, negative engagement on the energy transition. In a 2019 US consultation response, the company appears to support a longer term role for natural gas in the energy mix.

Industry Association Governance: The most recent full disclosure from International Paper Company on its membership to industry associations is in the 2019 Global Citizen Report. Additionally, the company publishes a bi-annual list of industry association memberships with dues exceeding $50,000. Neither publications provide detail on engagement with, or the climate positions of such associations and the entity does not appear to have published a full audit of its alignment with industry associations. International Paper Company holds membership to several industry associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers which has engaged negatively with various forms of US climate-related policy and regulation, while strongly supporting the ongoing role of fossil fuels in the US economy.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
-1 NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
50%
 
50%
 
23%
 
23%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.