Supremex Inc.

Supremex Inc.

March 28, 2007 12:00 ET

SupremeX Continues Commitment to the Environment

- Launches line of FSC-certified envelopes - First envelope manufacturer in Canada to achieve both FSC and SFI certification

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - Supremex (TSX:SXP.UN), Canada's leading provider of stock and custom envelopes, announced today the launch of a new line of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified envelopes. The environmentally marked envelopes are made from FSC certified paper obtained from well-managed forests, other controlled sources and recycled fibre. One of the FSC window versions features a new sustainable and compostable window material made from corn, an annually renewable source.

Supremex customers are now able to leverage this added value certification on their physical mail communications to visually demonstrate their support for responsible forest management to their customers.

Supremex recently became the first envelope company in Canada to achieve multi-site chain-of-custody certification for both the FSC and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) environmental certification programs.

In addition to the stock envelope program, the company has begun offering clients the option of printing custom envelopes on FSC or SFI-certified papers. The certification enables ten Supremex facilities from coast to coast to print either the FSC or the SFI logo on the applicable certified paper stock.

"These recent developments enable us to continue to broaden our offering of environmentally responsible products as well as to acknowledge the growing demand from some of our largest customers for envelope product made from certified raw materials", said company CEO, Gilles Cyr.

Antony Marcil, President & CEO of FSC Canada added, "In this day and age environmental concerns are justifiably heightened; the market demands more environmentally respectful and socially conscious products. It is finally becoming commonplace for major corporations and government agencies in Canada, and around the world, to adjust their procurement policies to give preference to FSC-certified paper and wood products. We are delighted to have Canada's largest envelope manufacturer on board."

This announcement follows the company's 2006 introduction of Canada's first 100% degradable polyethylene mailers. Unlike traditional polyethylene mailer products used by courier companies etc., the company's degradable mailer ultimately degrades in a landfill environment leaving only water, carbon dioxide and bio-mass.

About Supremex

Supremex Income Fund is Canada's largest manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of stock and custom envelopes and related products. Supremex is the only national envelope manufacturer in Canada, with eleven facilities in seven provinces and employs approximately 750 people. This nationwide presence enables it to manufacture products tailored to the specifications of major national customers such as leading Canadian corporations, national resellers and governmental entities, as well as paper merchants and process and solutions providers. The company recycles more than twenty million pounds of paper annually which reduces demand for virgin pulp by more than 170,000 trees.

About Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The FSC was founded in 1993 in Toronto, Canada by representatives from environmental groups, the timber industry, the forestry profession, Aboriginal organizations, and community forestry groups from 25 countries. Since inception, the organization's membership has grown to comprise more than 550 members from 67 countries (as of 2004).

About SFI

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists, among others that combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality. There are currently over 150 million acres of forestland in North America enrolled in the SFI® program, making it among the world's largest sustainable forestry programs.

Contact Information

  • Supremex Income Fund
    Stephane Lavigne, CA
    Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer