International Paper Company

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
53%
Organisation Score
39%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Memphis, United States

International Paper appears to have a limited but generally negative engagement with climate change policy and regulation. International Paper does not appear to have communicated a position on the need for action on climate change in line with IPCC-aligned goals on emission reductions, although the company has distanced itself from a trade association which explicitly opposed the Paris Agreement. In 2019, International Paper appears to have lobbied against a cap-and-trade system in Oregon, arguing that it should consider biomass to be carbon neutral and, as currently formulated, puts its business at a competitive disadvantage. International Paper's insistence that policymakers should consider biomass carbon-neutral appears inconsistent with the IPCC position. International Paper CEO Mark Sutton is Energy & Environment committee chair at Business Roundtable which appears to be negatively lobbying US climate and energy policy. International Paper is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers which is also negatively lobbying US climate change policy.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 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 Efficiency Standards
NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
-1 NS -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
NS NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
48%
 
48%
 
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.