August 24, 2005

Stepping Up Efforts to Prevent Global Warming
- Joining "Team Minus 6%" -

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

On August 22, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Masatomo Nakamura) joined "Team Minus 6%," a national campaign being run by the Japanese government's Global Warming Prevention Headquarters. Joining the team will help the Company address global warming prevention as a corporation, while also improving awareness among individual employees.
Nippon Paper Industries has in fact an impressive track record in global warming initiatives.
In August 2003, the Company comprehensively revised the Environmental Charter, and is now aiming at cutting greenhouse gas emissions 15% (as converted into carbon dioxide and compared with the actual volume in FY1990) by FY2010.
In addition, the Company is reducing energy consumption in physical distribution, decreasing the final disposal of waste and converting newspaper into neutralized paper. Nippon Paper Industries is also taking part in the development of RITE Forests, part of a major project for carbon dioxide fixation run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Under the RITE Forests project, employing original cloning technology, Nippon Paper Industries is working to develop technologies that can both expand carbon dioxide absorption and achieve sustainable corporate activities.
This summer, Nippon Paper Industries and Nippon Paper Group, Inc. have started a "Cool Biz" energy-saving attire campaign (enabling employees to dress down without ties and jackets and setting the air-conditioner at 28 degrees Celsius in summer) at headquarters.
Nippon Paper Industries is currently discussing further activities, forming a team to introduce anti-global warming measures at headquarters.
Nippon Paper Industries will continue to pursue initiatives to prevent global warming and establish a sustainable society.