Brussels, June 13, 2012
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is delighted to announce its position as Education Partner for EcoPrint 2012 (Berlin, 26 – 27 September 2012), the world’s first exhibition and event 100% focused on sustainable print business. Ecoprint has been organized in response to industry demand for an event dedicated to sustainability throughout the print supply and value chain. Sappi’s decision to become Education Partner reflects its commitment to sustainable production and regeneration.
Eric Van den Bruel, Marketing & Product Development Director, Sappi said, “We are very excited about the EcoPrint initiative. Sustainability is core to the print industry in general, but we need to work together to make sure that our industry is positioned as such. By bringing together all the elements of the print supply chain, EcoPrint will facilitate exchange and collaboration which is key to a strong sustainable future for our industry. Within Sappi, we are building on our successful Positivity Campaign launched last year to develop a more extensive sustainability focused website to capture all the efforts that we are making in that area. We look forward to launching it in the Autumn.”
Sappi’s approach to sustainability is based on a holistic view of Planet, People and Prosperity (3P’s). These values and commitments underpin everything they do, from business decisions and processes to their dealings with stakeholders and customers. Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) has been publicly reporting progress on sustainability initiatives since 2008 as part of a global sustainability report issued annually by Sappi Limited after the financial year-end. In 2012, Sappi Fine Paper Europe launched its own regional report for the first time, allowing for a deeper regional focus that reflects local markets and aspects.
For further information about EcoPrint 2012, please visit www.ecoprintshow.com
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno, Quatro, Royal, Galerie and GalerieArt ranges. Algro, Fusion, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Jaz is the paper brand for digital printing.
Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,900 employees and manufacturing operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.
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