UPM and xpedx Sign Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement
For more information, please contact: Ruud van den Berg, UPM, Paper Business Group, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, tel. +358 40 5322 902 Certifications and EU Eco-Label: Chain of Custody (CoC) verifies that the wood used in a product originates from certified forests that are responsibly and sustainably managed. PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes): www.pefc.org FSC (Forest Stewardship Council): www.fsc.org EU Eco-Label: http://ec.europa.eu/ecolabel and http://www.eco-label.com
UPM’s vision is to be the front-runner of the new forest industry. Our competitiveness is based on cost leadership, change readiness and leading innovation. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production facilities in 14 countries. In 2008, UPM’s sales amounted to EUR 9.5 billion. UPM’s shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange and traded in the US on the OTC market through ADR. www.upm-kymmene.com
Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of printing paper, graphics, packaging and janitorial-sanitary supplies and equipment from manufacturers worldwide. Customers include printers and publishers, manufacturers, retailers, governments and facility managers. xpedx also does business with the majority of Fortune 1000 companies.
xpedx has more than 230 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Other xpedx businesses include publishing industry suppliers Bulkley Dunton Publishing Group® and Strategic Paper Group; Tampa, Florida-based xpedx Supply Chain Services, a global provider of third-party logistics services; and Cincinnati-based Saalfeld® Redistribution. xpedx also operates a network of more than 150 paper and graphics stores, as well as a new retail e-commerce site at xpedxstores.com.
xpedx is one of the largest providers of post-consumer waste content and recycled printing papers in North America and has chain-of-custody certification from FSC, SFI and PEFC at all of its U.S. and Canadian distribution centers. For more information about xpedx, visit xpedx.com