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RS Upgrades Green Catalogue

OXFORD, U.K. — Electrocomponents PLC (LSE:ECM), the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, operating under the trading brand of RS Components (RS), has announced significant savings from the adoption of UPM EcoLite paper to produce its eco-friendly RS catalogue.

RS prints over 760,000 copies of its catalogue every year for customers across Europe and Asia Pacific and with the company’s commitment to operate an eco-friendly business RS chose UPM, a paper supplier with renowned environmental credentials.

“The decision to upgrade our catalogue paper to a more environmentally friendly solution is not only in line with the company’s green policy, but also brings significant cost savings,” said Patrick Bramman, Media Account Services Manager at Electrocomponents. “Although 50% of our business is now traded online, our catalogue is still favoured by many customers so we’re pleased to be able to provide them with one of the most eco-friendly versions in the industry.

UPM’s paper mill is based in Kaipola, Finland and is one of the most environmentally efficient in Europe. UPM EcoLite, the company’s new uncoated paper available in very low basis weights, 29 g/m² and 31 g/m², minimises the weight of the RS catalogue while retaining a high quality look and feel. Containing 40% recycled fibre, UPM EcoLite is both PEFC and EU Ecolabel certified, which indicates that all the fibre used in the paper originates from sustainable sources.

“We’re thrilled that RS chose us to produce its catalogue paper,” said Samantha Casciani, Head of Retailers & Cataloguers at UPM. “We pride ourselves in being the frontrunner of the new forest industry, offering our customers a wide range of high quality sustainable papers for all printing methods.

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