NewPage Releases 2007 Sustainable Development Report



    MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Aug. 18 /CNW/ -- NewPage Corporation today announced
the release of its 2007 Sustainable Development Report.  The report includes
information of the acquired operations of Stora Enso North America and sets
the baseline from which the company will measure its future improvements and
achievements.
    
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    "Sustainability has always been important to our company, as our primary
raw material is renewable and contributes to improving the environment when
managed responsibly," said Mark Suwyn, NewPage chairman and chief executive
officer.  "We have an extensive history of solid sustainability practices,
with a focus on the lasting viability of our business.  Long-term
sustainability requires our company to be financially sound, our people fully
engaged and continually gaining new skills and our operations running to the
highest sustainability standards."
    The 2007 Sustainable Development Report highlights the following company
achievements:
    
    -- The corporate headquarters for NewPage in Miamisburg, Ohio, achieved a
       Green Globes verification from the Green Building Initiative's (GBI)
       environmental assessment and rating system for commercial structures,
       the first of its kind in Ohio.
    -- NewPage was honored as one of "America's Most Admired" in its industry
       by Fortune magazine.
    -- NewPage has multiple fiber certifications which include American Tree
       Farm System(R) (ATFS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Forest
       Stewardship Council(R) (FSC), Master Logger Certification (MLC),
       Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes
       and Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI).
    -- All NewPage mills in the United States have implemented
       chain-of-custody systems, which are third-party certified to the FSC,
       SFI and PEFC.  Our Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia, Canada, has
       third-party certified FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody systems in place.
    -- NewPage expanded its line of chain-of-custody certified products.
    -- Nearly half of the total energy NewPage consumed last year (including
       purchased electricity and steam) was produced by burning biomass at its
       facilities.
    -- NewPage beneficially reused more than 80 percent of the manufacturing
       byproducts it generated in applications such as:  burning for energy
       recovery, agricultural soil amendments, mine restoration, landfill and
       road construction, raw materials for new products, landfill daily cover
       and landscaping.
    -- NewPage increased its capital investments by 83 percent over the past
       two years, continuously improving its operations of some of the highest
       quality facilities and paper machines in North America, producing
       best-of-class products.
    -- NewPage increased the investment in its people from $150,000 in 2006 to
       more than $12 million in 2007 by providing tools such as RapidChange
       and Lean Six Sigma(R).
    -- NewPage contributed more than one million dollars to charitable
       organizations in its local communities.
    
    To download a printable PDF of the 2007 NewPage Sustainable Development
Report, or to learn more about NewPage Corporation, please visit
www.NewPageCorp.com .
    
    About NewPage Corporation
    
    Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest
coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with
$4.7 billion in pro forma net sales for the year ended December 31, 2007. 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, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin. These mills currently have a total
annual production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tons of paper,
including approximately 3.3 million tons of coated paper, approximately
900,000 tons of uncoated paper and approximately 300,000 tons of specialty
paper.




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