updated 10/12/2010 6:45:28 AM ET 2010-10-12T10:45:28

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that more than 125 of its facilities worldwide have been triple certified to the chain-of-custody standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.

Materials produced on chain-of-custody certified papers are permitted to carry the respected FSC, SFI and PEFC designations, offering RR Donnelley's customers another option for reflecting their own sustainability initiatives.

"With certified facilities on four continents RR Donnelley is supporting organizations that promote responsible resource management and use," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, the company's Chief Executive Officer. "This triple certification of more than 125 facilities offers our customers in every vertical segment the choice of using chain-of-custody raw materials. As we work to reduce, reuse, and recycle we increase both efficiency and sustainability."

"Our customers communicate their sustainability practices in a variety of ways and our comprehensive certifications provide another means of reflecting this on the broadest array of printed documents," commented Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's Chief Sustainability Officer. "We consistently find that as we implement more sustainable practices we help to contain costs and reduce waste – improving operational effectiveness as well as significantly enhancing environmental outcomes."  

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 146 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.     

For more information and for RR Donnelley's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at www.rrdonnelley.com

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in RR Donnelley's filings with the SEC. RR Donnelley disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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