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Kruger Obtains Pricewaterhouse Coopers Certification for Fiber Sourcing
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 07 May 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Kruger announced today that it has obtained chain of custody certification for the sourcing of fiber for its Brompton, Trois-Rivieres, and Wayagamack mills in Quebec, and for certified products sales from its Montreal head office. The independently verified standard PwC-ICoC(TM): 2005, developed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, confirms that paper products manufactured and sold from these facilities may contain recycled fiber and up to 100% certified wood fiber.

"This certification confirms to our customers and partners that we have the controls in place to meet our commitments to environmental stewardship. Independent verification ensures the reliability of information and increases the level of transparency about our performance, from the forest to the marketplace, in response to sustainable development and to our customers' requirements in relation to the environment," said Daniel Archambault, senior vice president, Publication Papers, for Kruger.

This standard tracks fiber from recycled fiber sources and fibers from well managed forests, through all transformation processes in the mills to the end-user. It incorporates three recognized certification systems: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Canadian Standards Association (CSA Z809), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). These standards cover such areas as forestry planning, harvesting, reforestation, and conservation of biodiversity. Under this process, Kruger's supply chain is audited for performance against the standard's criteria and company policy and objectives. The standard can be consulted at www.pwc.com/forestry/icoc.

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber, and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibers, and green and renewable energy. The company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 2006, the company acquired the Maison des Futailles, a leading wines and spirits merchant. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador; in the United States; and the United Kingdom; and has 10,000 employees.

Source: Kruger, Inc..

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