Opal is a member of the Nippon Paper Group which was established in 1949 and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. With more than 16,000 employees globally, Nippon Paper Group is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies. The Nippon Paper Group’s Mission aims to contribute to better living and cultural progress everywhere it does business. Supported by recent trends recognising the environmentally-friendly nature of paper as a renewable material, Nippon Paper Group has been exploring opportunities to expand its value chain and grow its presence in Japan and abroad. Packaging has been identified as one of its five key future growth areas and Opal is Nippon Paper’s largest investment outside of Japan.