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International Paper attains FSC accreditation for HP ranges






International Paper has further underlined its commitment to environmental sustainability by achieving Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation for its HP Home and Office and HP Office brands within its HP Everyday Papers range.

The grades will become FSC certified with effect from the end of June 2013. This will mean that all the paper brands within the HP Everyday Papers range produced by International Paper will either be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, underlining the range's high environmental principles and credentials.

International Paper has the Global Exclusive Agreement to manufacture HP Everyday Papers. All HP Papers are produced with 100% raw material sourced from sustainably managed forests.

This latest environmental accreditation follows the recent announcement of EU Eco-label accreditation for the HP Everyday Papers range, adding to its existing environmental endorsements.

UK and Ireland Country Manager Mike Robertson says: "This is a further step in our commitment to supplying our key brands with environmental certification and will continue to enhance the appeal of HP Everyday Papers."

The HP Everyday Paper range already has high environmental credentials, with its 75gsm A4 grade available with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation. As a further endorsement of its environmental performance, the HP Everyday Papers range is also PEFC certified.

The HP Everyday Paper's ranges high environmental credentials were further underlined when new packaging was launched for the range. The new packaging carries environmental certification more predominantly on the rear panel, supporting and endorsing HP's Environmental Paper Policy (EPP). This provides information and environmental facts surrounding forest certification, recycling, renewable energy and sustainability.

This range is the perfect match for use with HP original inks and toners, enabling end users to get the best results out of their printers. What's more, due to its high quality and performance standards, HP Papers perform right the first time and benefit from the latest innovations available in today's paper industry. The HP Everyday Papers range was the first among office papers worldwide to carry ColorLok Technology.

The range covers all office printing applications, from single to full colour printing on both laser and inkjet printers and is the perfect match for use with HP original inks and toners, enabling end users to get the best results out of their printers. What's more, due to its high quality and performance standards, HP Papers perform right the first time and benefit from the latest innovations available in today's paper industry. The HP Everyday Papers range was the first among office papers worldwide to carry ColorLokĀ® Technology.

The HP Everyday Papers range is stocked in the UK by national merchant distributors; PaperlinX UK, Antalis UK, Office Depot, Staples and Robert Horne Ireland.

For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com/uk or contact mike.robertson@ipaper.com Ā 




About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2012 were $28 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit www.internationalpaper.com .

In Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of office papers and paper-based packaging. The company is a leading supplier of high-quality cutsize papers, coated and uncoated paperboard and corrugated containers for a wide range of applications. International Paper in EMEA had net sales of approximately $3 billion in 2012 and employs approximately 9,100 people.