International Paper recognized by Fortune magazine

Published 12:49 pm Sunday, February 22, 2015

International Paper announced that it has been named by Fortune magazine once again as one of “America’s Most Admired Companies.”

This is International Paper’s 12th time in the last 13 years to make the list.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for our dedicated employees here at the Bogalusa Mill,” said Bernie Chascin, Bogalusa Mill manager. “Congratulations to all of our employees for achieving this recognition once again and making a difference for all of us here in Washington Parish.”

Companies are scored in nine categories: ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of management, social responsibility to the community and the environment, innovativeness, quality of products or services, wise use of corporate assets, financial soundness, long-term investment value and effectiveness in doing business globally. Out of the nine key attributes on which companies are judged, International Paper took the top spot in four of those categories within its industry — people management, use of corporate assets, financial soundness and global competitiveness.

“This recognition is well deserved for our 58,000 talented employees around the globe who made this possible,” said Mark Sutton, chairman and chief executive officer. “We continue to develop our employees to their full potential, while providing the highest level of customer service and innovative products. We also remain focused on delivering strong results for our shareholders. Congratulations to all of our employees for making this happen.”