Sylvamo, a spinoff of International Paper’s global papers business, is now an independent, publicly traded company. “We believe in the promise of paper to educate, communicate and entertain,” said Jean-Michel Ribiéras, chairman and chief executive officer. “As a standalone company, Sylvamo has the strategic flexibility, strong leadership and teams, best-in-class mills in attractive regions and iconic global brands to create long-term value for our employees, customers and shareowners.” The name Sylvamo speaks to the company’s connection to trees and highlights its role as a steward of sustainable forests. Sylvamo combines the Latin words for forest, “silva,” and love, “amo.” Company leaders translate this unique combination as “love of forests.” Sylvamo employs more than 7,000 colleagues in Europe, Latin America and North America.