(UPM, Helsinki, November 8, 2007) - For the second year in a row, UPM has been named the top environmental supplier of paper to the world's largest magazine publisher. In Time Inc.'s annual review of the environmental performance of its paper suppliers, UPM had the highest score.
Time Inc. holds suppliers accountable for environmental performance and conducts a thorough review each year using its Sustainable Development Report Card. The report card covers forestry practices, manufacturing, energy and waste, global issues and reporting, environmental performance indicators and people.
The 2007 report card makes particular note that among Time Inc.'s paper suppliers, UPM is "efficiency focused and operationally sound."
"We are pleased to once again have such a respected global publisher recognize UPM's leadership in sustainability," said Phil Riebel, Director, Environmental Affairs for UPM North America. "UPM has focused on achieving top performance and a high level of third-party-verified certification in our forest and mill operations. This ensures our customers can have confidence that UPM's paper products have an overall low environmental footprint—from the forest to the final product. This is recognition, as well, that UPM employees in every sector of the operation are demonstrating genuine commitment to the quality of their own work and the environment."
The report card also highlighted the successful partnerships between Time Inc. and UPM on such initiatives as increasing the volume of certified wood fibre and, in North America, launching a biodiversity study in the Canadian forest.
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Ms Sharon Pond, Communications Manager, UPM North America: tel. (630) 386-2681, email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr David Refkin, Director of Sustainable Development, Time Inc., tel. (212) 522-3356, e-mail: email@example.com