Arctic Paper Munkedals AB nominated for EMAS Awards 2012

Life is impossible without an adequate supply of clean water. Watercourses provide drinking water as well as process water for manufacturing. They are also habitats for a wide variety of flora and fauna and contribute to preserving biological diversity. Sound water management is vital. The European Commission is proud to accept Sweden's nomination for the EMAS Awards 2012 – Arctic Paper Munkedals AB. Together with 26 other companies and organizations, Arctic Paper Munkedals AB has been nominated for an award for “Water Management (including water efficiency and water quality)”, which is the EMAS Award topic for 2012.

The Swedish Environmental Management Council has nominated Arctic Paper Munkedals AB for the EMAS Awards 2012. An EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and is only presented to top-performing companies and public authorities. According to an announcement from the European Commission, "The nominees have demonstrated their dedication in the field of water management". The winners for 2012 will be announced at the official EMAS Awards ceremony, which will take place on November 29, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

"At Arctic Paper Munkedals we have been working with water management and efficient water usage for many years as a part of our environmental strategy," says Anders Fransson, Group Technical and Environmental Coordinator at Arctic Paper. He continues: "We are honoured to receive this nomination in recognition of our efforts and achievements so far. We know our mill in Munkedal Sweden is one of most efficient mills in the world when it comes to efficient water usage. The nomination is an inspiration to us all to continue developing our way of working and set our sights even higher for the future."

All nominees for the Award can be found at the Facebook page of the Sustainable Production & Consumption Unit of the Directorate-General for the Environment at the European Commission, where the nominees in each category are announced.

You can also find a list of all nominees arranged according to category on the EMAS Awards website ( More information about the exemplary ways in which the nominees are managing their water use will also be presented on the website shortly.

For further information, please contact:
Göran Lindqvist, Managing Director, Arctic Paper Munkedals AB, phone + 46 (0)524 171 24

Arctic Paper
Arctic Paper S.A. produces and markets high-quality graphic fine paper. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and is one of the leading manufacturers in Europe within its product range. Production takes place in Sweden at the Arctic Paper Munkedals and Arctic Paper Grycksbo mills, in Poland at Arctic Paper Kostrzyn and in Germany at Arctic Paper Mochenwangen. Annual production is in excess of 815,000 tonnes.

The product portfolio comprises Amber, Arctic, G-Print, Munken, Pamo and L-Print. The products are used mainly as design and book paper. Arctic Paper has 1,650 employees and sales offices in 15 countries throughout Europe.

Tuesday, 6 Nov, 2012