UPM’s FSC-labelled office paper range extended

Archive 10.10.2006 0:00 EEST

(UPM, Dörpen, 10 October 2006) – UPM has broadened its offering of forest certification labelled office papers. Future imagetech and Yes Color copy are now available with the FSC label. Both products, designed for demanding colour laser printing and copying applications, are manufactured by Nordland Papier in Germany.

The two new labelled products complement UPM’s FSC and PEFC forest certification labelled office paper range. Yes Gold and Future inktech, both for colour inkjet printing and manufactured by the French mill Papeteries de Docelles, were granted FSC certification in July 2006. The office papers Yes Silver multifunction and Future multitech, produced by the Kymi mill in Finland, have been available with the PEFC label since May 2006.

UPM supports all credible forest certification schemes, such as FSC and PEFC, and is committed to increasing the amount of certified wood used at all of its mills. “Most of UPM’s papers meet the criteria of the major environmental labels,” explains Martina Schürmann, Marketing Manager, Graphic & Office Papers. “However, the amount of certified wood available in the global market is restricted, which limits the availability of forest certification labelled products. We are proud to be able to offer these premium papers with this ecological plus.”

For further information please contact:
Martina Schürmann, Marketing Manager Graphic & Office Papers, martina.schurmann@upm-kymmene.com

Press Contact:
Doris Lübbers, Marketing Communications Manager, doris.lubbers@upm-kymmene.com

Notes for editors:
UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products groups. The Group’s sales in 2005 were EUR 9.3 billion, and it has over 31,000 employees. UPM’s main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM’s shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. Further information is available on the company’s web site, www.upm-kymmene.com
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1993, whose task is to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Forests certified against FSC standards are located in more than 60 countries. The Council has defined ten general principles of forest management. The actual certification standards are drawn up in accordance with the FSC principles in a national co-operation process. Fulfilling the FSC standard requires independent third-party verification. For more information: www.fsc.org.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) is, by area, the world's largest forest certification system. PEFC has endorsed 21 national forest certification systems, e.g. CSA, FFCS, UKWAS. PEFC is an umbrella organisation for the mutual recognition of national or regional forest certification schemes which meet internationally recognised requirements for sustainable forest management. PEFC includes forest certification, Chain of Custody and product labelling. Fulfilling the PEFC standard requires independent third-party verification. PEFC members are national or regional forest certification schemes based on inter-governmental processes for sustainable forest management around the world. In Europe these principles were agreed at a conference of European forest ministers. For more information: www.pefc.org.