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Brussels, Belgium, –15th May, 2013 – International Paper, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability by achieving EU Eco-label status for its HP Everyday Papers range.

International Paper has the Global Exclusive Agreement to manufacture HP Everyday Papers.

The grade is manufactured at International Paper's paper mills, using virgin wood fibre from sustainable forests. International Paper's paper mills are the best in class in terms of environmental performance.

Having the EU Eco-label accreditation now complements the HP Everyday Papers existing environmental accreditations, which include attainment of both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ® and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody schemes, guaranteeing that a product is made from sustainably managed forests.

The EU Eco-label is a voluntary environmental label created by the European Commission, established in 1992 to encouraged businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. Products awarded the Eco-label carry the flower logo to allow consumers including public and private purchasers to identify them easily.

UK and Ireland Country Manager Mike Robertson says: “Having the Eco-label flower logo on the HP Everyday Papers range allows us to demonstrate how seriously International Paper takes our commitment to the environment.”

As part of the EU flower assessment criteria, manufacturers must also meet a wide range of environmental and sustainable requirements. International Paper had to show the origin of all fibres as well as demonstrate that 10% of fibres are sourced from certified sustainable managed forests.

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.

Last year the HP Everyday Paper’s range’s 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.

The HP Everyday Papers 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 HP Everyday Papers 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 ColorLok® 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



About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, 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 2011 were $26 billion. Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired in February 2012, had 2011 net sales of $4 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit 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 board and corrugated containers for a wide range of applications. International Paper in EMEA had net sales of $3.2 billion in 2011 and employs approximately 9,100 people.
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