International Paper

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Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

International Paper, a pulp and paper company, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. International Paper is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, International Paper has not used corporate funds or political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, International Paper receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper’s CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

International Paper has not used its PAC donations or lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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December 8, 2023

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Voting History

Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/8/23GovernanceKenneth SteinerIndependent Board ChairAgainst32.10%
5/8/23SocialSteven MilloyReport on Operations in ChinaAgainst1.90%
5/9/22GovernanceN/A - UndisclosedRequire Independent Board ChairAgainst32.63%
5/9/22EnvironmentalN/A - UndisclosedReport on Costs and Benefits of Evironmental Related ExpedituresAgainst1.46%
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