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Crime Commission Partner: International Paper


International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with 50,000 employees worldwide and 2,300 in Memphis. The company mobilizes its people, products and resources to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work.

International Paper is a strong supporter of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, which helps create partnerships with businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, and other entities with the goal of making Memphis and Shelby County a safer place. The company believes that creating a safe community cannot be accomplished with a one-size-fits-all approach.  That’s why they make sustainable investments in education, hunger, and health and wellness programs in their communities.

“Being able to recruit and retain top talent in a competitive global environment begins with a safe community at home,” said Tom Cleves, International Paper Vice President, Global Citizenship, and a member of the Crime Commission board of directors. “Our employees and all residents of the area should be able to feel safe, and the Crime Commission is focused on a community-wide plan to reduce and prevent crime, push for plan implementation, and monitor progress.”

The company’s support includes service on the Crime Commission board of directors, funding to assist with the organization’s operational costs, and funding earmarked to help the City of Memphis in recruiting and retaining good police officers.

The Crime Commission thanks International Paper for its support and its ongoing efforts to make the Memphis community a safer place.

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