FSC accreditation for International Paper’s Impulse Copier grade

International Paper has underlined its commitment to environmental sustainability by announcing that its Impulse Copier grade is being re-launched during the coming weeks and will then be available with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.The Impulse Copier range is manufactured at International Paper's Luiz Antonio paper mills, which use virgin wood fibre sourced 100% from their own plantations in Brazil which are certified according to the Brazilian forest Certification Programme. No wood from native forests is used. Average wood procurement distance from the mill is 83 kmImpulse Copier range is a high contrast quality multifunctional office paper, ideal for all black and white printing applications, providing consistently sharp and clear results and is available in sizes A4 and A3, and weights 75gsm and 80gsm.As a further indication of its high environmental credentials, Impulse Copier also has EU Eco-Label status and the producing Luiz Antonio mills have ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation.Mike Robertson, International Paper's Country Manager UK stated, "Having the FSC Certification will help our distributors in the UK & Ireland meet the need for FSC certified products."For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com/uk  or contact Mike Robertson @ mike.robertson@ipaper.com   About International PaperInternational 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 about 59,500 people in more than 24 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2010 net sales were more than $25 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit www.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 $2.8 billion in 2010 and employs approximately 9,100 people.