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Media Statement

Singapore, 8 October 2015 --- In response to media queries, Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) confirmed that it does not purchase any of its newsprint supplies from the five companies which are under probe for links to the forest fires in Indonesia. The fires have caused serious haze pollution in Indonesia and its neighbours across the region.

SPH also said that it purchases its newsprint supplies for its newspapers from diversified sources in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. 

Mr Alan Chan, SPH's Chief Executive Officer, said: "A very high percentage - some 80 per cent - of the newsprint is derived from recycled paper. Only the remaining 20 per cent is from virgin pulp and this comes from certified sustainable sources.  None of the virgin pulp is sourced from Indonesia."

The certifications include Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), ISO 14001, Certification by the South Korean Board of National Technology and Quality (GR) and EU Ecolabel. 

SPH said that as a leading media organisation in South-east Asia and a responsible corporate citizen, it strongly supports sustainability and aims to remain in the forefront of corporate social responsibility.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E 

For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1216 

Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 

DID: 6319 1028

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

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