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Stora Enso North America receives National Conservation Achievement Award

Press release from the issuing company

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Dec. 13, 2007 - Stora Enso North America recently received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. The award recognizes Stora Enso North America for its exemplary leadership in protecting the environment and natural resources.
Stora Enso North America supplies paper to the National Wildlife Federation that is used to produce its magazines and some of its collateral materials. To support the National Wildlife Federation's resource conservation efforts, Stora Enso launched a new coated paper product line called "Arbor" that contains 30% post-consumer recycled content and carries three chain-of-custody certifications. In early 2006, Stora Enso received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification (SW-COC-1720) for all of its wood purchases and FSC Forest Management third-party certification (SW-FM/COC-1968) for the more than 5,400 acres of forestland it owns and manages in Wisconsin. The Arbor product line is among the triple-certified products offered by Stora Enso.
"Although many paper producers are not necessarily known for their environmental commitment, Stora Enso has proven to be mindful of its impacts on the environment, and has taken significant measures to reduce or mitigate those impacts," says Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.  
"We are thrilled and humbled that Stora Enso North America has been recognized for supporting the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to preserve wildlife and natural resources for generations to come," says Jim Sheibley, Stora Enso North America vice president of product management. "We are committed to sustainable forestry and resource conservation, and have worked to bring innovative solutions to the publishing industry. Throughout our relationship, National Wildlife Federation has challenged and encouraged Stora Enso North America, helping us to break new ground in reducing our environmental footprint and to take leadership in our industry segment."