NewPage Sponsors Webinar on Impact of Palm Oil Sourcing

Jun 01, 2010, 16:00 ET from NewPage Corporation

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3, join the World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation in an important "All About Sustainability" webinar to learn about the environmental, social, and economic impacts of palm oil plantation expansion in Southeast Asia and hear solutions that benefit the industry, the environment, local people, and buyers of forest products around the world.  

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Registration for this free webinar is now open and will be accepted until the 2:00 p.m. EDT start time. Any business that sources paper and is concerned about their supply chain choices, in particular sourcing teams, brand managers and their distribution channel partners, are encouraged to attend. To register, paste the following link into your web browser

As an ingredient used in consumer goods like snack foods, soaps and cosmetics, demand for palm oil is growing. To meet this growing demand, large tracts of forest land are being converted to oil palm plantations, endangering virgin forests in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

In this webinar entitled "The Link Between Palm Oil and Paper", guest speakers Craig Hanson, WRI director of the people & ecosystems program and Amber Garwood, NewPage vice president of communications and government affairs, explain how palm oil sourcing impacts the market for certified papers and share how conscientious supply chain choices in sourcing certified papers can make a difference to the global environment.

Additionally, webinar participants will receive an update on Project POTICO, a joint initiative of WRI and NewPage to help conserve rainforests in Indonesia by creating opportunities for ecologically and fiscally sustainable palm oil. The project is entering its second year.

The "All About Sustainability" webinar series is sponsored by NewPage Corporation, North America's largest coated paper manufacturer, and the Target Marketing Group. Archived for 90 days after the live event, previous webinar topics have included the popular "Green Marketing without Greenwashing" and "The Lacey Act". To learn more about the series or this upcoming event, contact Gina Reid at

About NewPage Corporation

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2009. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising.

NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nova Scotia, Canada. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 4.4 million tons of paper, including approximately 3.2 million tons of coated paper, approximately 1.0 million tons of uncoated paper and approximately 200,000 tons of specialty paper. To learn more, visit

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