Memphis, Tenn. (News release) - International Paper was recognized as a 2022 Best Companies to Work in three categories: Women, Diversity and Millennials. This award represents the fifth consecutive year the company, a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products, has been recognized by the Women's Choice Award®.
"Women at International Paper provide vital perspectives and experiences," said Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Human Resources, Talent Management and Global Mobility. "Their contributions create significant value. The Women's Choice Award recognizes our continuous efforts to create a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace for our team members today and for generations to come."
The Women's Choice Award for Best Companies to Work is the only award that reflects the needs and preferences of women based on publicly available data. Data was compiled from a variety of publicly available sources and then weighed accordingly for each of the three categories. Criteria to earn a place on the Women's Choice Award Best Companies to Work list include:
- Female and minority representation at the workforce, management and board levels
- Paid time off
- Maternity support
- Professional development and support opportunities, such as mentorship programs, professional networks, and professional development events
- Wellness benefits
The full Best Companies to Work methodology can be found here.
"Our Vision 2030 goals include a commitment to improve the lives of 100 million people in our communities, to have women represent 30% of our total workforce - with 50% women in salaried positions, and regional diversity plans that include 30% minority representation in U.S. salaried positions," said Towler. "This award acknowledges our commitment to achieving our 2030 goals and to building a better future for people and the planet." Read more about how diversity and inclusion is represented in the company's Vision 2030.
"Validation has never been more important than now and we take great pride in offering an objective and uniform reporting process so women can choose where to work with greater confidence. We recognize that gender and diversity discrepancies are very real in the workplace and knowing we can help her to choose an organization that supports her values is core to our mission" said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award. "It's an honor to recognize International Paper as a Best Company to Work and their investment in improving diversity, representation, and inclusion in their workforce and their commitment to hire and retain top talent and thereby boosting their competitiveness."
For more information, visit https://womenschoiceaward.com/best-companies.