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FSC Certification Awarded To Vertis Communications

Press release from the issuing company

January 23, 2008 - Vertis Communications, the premier provider of print advertising and direct marketing solutions to leading retail and consumer services companies, announced today that its North Brunswick, N.J.; Monroe Township, N.J.; Chalfont, Pa.; and Bristol, Pa.; direct mail facilities are officially Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody (COC) certified.

Bestowed by the FSC member organization Rainforest Alliance, an organization that works with companies worldwide to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace, the certification demonstrates Vertis’ commitment to environmentally and socially conscious forest management. Additionally, the designation enables Vertis to offer customers the option to select FSC-certified products for their direct mail and printing efforts, contributing to environmental awareness.

“The recognition bestowed on these facilities by the FSC is a great honor for Vertis,” said Jon Singer, Vertis’ senior vice president, sales and marketing, direct marketing. “As our customers increasingly look to adopt environmentally friendly business practices and Vertis looks to help better the environment, this recognition legitimizes our efforts. Also, our ability to provide FSC-certified products allows us to help our customers ‘think green.’”

Vertis’ direct mail facilities will adhere to the requirements defined by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance, and the world’s first global timber certification program, in order to maintain FSC certification. COC certification allows companies that manufacture and market forest products to brand them FSC.