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Human Rights StatementHuman Rights StatementWe believe that International Paper can help promote respect for human rights through the example of its actions and its values. International Paper is committed to protecting and advancing human rights globally.

International Paper's commitment to human rights is embodied in our Code of Business Ethics, the IP Way and corporate policies. International Paper respects international principles of human rights including those expressed in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Therefore, International Paper does not tolerate child labor, forced labor, physical punishment or abuse.

We recognize lawful employee rights of free association and collective bargaining It will then look briefly at the international treaties and analyse what they mean and how they can be interpreted, especially given the various limited guarantees of human rights that exist in Australia. Finally, the bulk of the paper will describe the major concerns that have been raised about these human rights principles in .

We comply with employment laws of every country in which we operate and expect that those with whom we do business to do the same. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment.

This means that we operate our facilities in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and laws, and our own standards, which may be more stringent.

International Paper seeks to do business with suppliers who demonstrate that highest standards of ethical business conduct All the latest breaking news on Human Rights. Browse The Independent's complete collection of articles and commentary on Human Rights. Twelve-year-old former 'living goddess' rejoins Nepalese society. 'We are very proud to have the retired living goddess studying at our school' says her new principal .

We take steps to assure that our key suppliers understand the standards that we apply to ourselves and expect from those who do business with us. We regularly train our employees in the standards of behavior, policies and procedures that set forth the manner in which we conduct business.

The IP Foundation and the company’s other charitable investments fund community development throughout the world and reinforce the company’s commitment to human rights. While we believe that it is the role of government to safeguard human rights, we also believe that International Paper can help promote respect for human rights through the example of its actions and its values.