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IP establishes world’s largest FSC manufacturing platform

June 24, 2009

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has expanded its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification to include a majority of its U.S. pulp and paper mills and a number of converting facilities across its businesses. The increase establishes the company as having the largest FSC manufacturing platform across the globe.

"Having FSC Chain-of-Custody certification at a majority of our International Paper mills demonstrates our continuing commitment to sustainability and to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals," says John Faraci, International Paper's chairman and CEO. “This FSC certification is the latest commitment by our company to provide multiple certification opportunities for our customers, including the widely recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) systems.”

Chain-of-Custody certification guarantees that wood coming from certified and responsibly managed forestlands is tracked throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the consumer. With its expansion, International Paper’s FSC Chain-of-Custody certification worldwide includes: three Coated Paperboard mills and its six converting facilities; four Pulp operations; six Industrial Packaging mills; seven Printing Papers mills and its sheeting operations; and a number of manufacturing facilities associated with its Foodservice and Shorewood businesses.

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