Nelson Launches New Green Initiative
Thomas Nelson has announced a new initiative designed to
lessen the company’s environmental impact. Developed in
consultation with the Green Press Initiative, the program aims
to reduce Nelson’s paper consumption by at least 30% by the year
2012 through strategies such as shorter print runs—reducing the
quantity of books per title printed by 10% by 2010 and 18% by
2012--more use of POD, and increased digital delivery of
The company also will increase its use of recycled paper and
support “best practices in forest management” by purchasing at
least 20% of its paper for domestic consumption from forests
certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and by attempting
to eliminate the use of paper containing fiber from endangered
and old growth forest areas.
A task force has been formed to develop awareness and
educational programs for suppliers, customers and employees.
Scholastic Sets Industry-Leading Goals for Recycled and
FSC-Certified Paper Use.
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and
media company, announced that the company is further
strengthening its sustainable paper procurement practices by
setting industry-leading goals to increase the percentage of
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper and
post-consumer waste (pcw) recycled paper it purchases.
In consultation with the Rainforest Alliance, the Green Press
Initiative and other stakeholders, the company has set a
five-year goal to increase its publication paper purchase of FSC-certified
paper to 30% and its use of recycled paper to 25%, of which 75%
will be post-consumer waste.
Simon and Schuster Paper Policy
Simon & Schuster, Inc., and its employees are committed to
publishing in a manner that both respects the environment and
helps to preserve the world’s great forest regions for the use
and pleasure of future generations. We seek to achieve this
through the judicious use of natural resources, most
specifically in the production, manufacture, and distribution of
our books, and by working with paper manufacturers who are
certified as practitioners of sustainable forest management
techniques that address and balance social, environmental and
New Random House Environmental Initiative: Ten Fold
Increase in Use of Recycled Paper by 2010
In the most substantial environmental initiative in the
company’s history, Random House, Inc., the U.S. division of
Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, has
announced that by 2010 at least thirty percent (30%) of the
uncoated paper it uses to print the majority of its U.S. titles
will be derived from recycled fibers.
At present, less than three percent (3%) of the paper fibers
used in Random House, Inc. books comes from recycled sources.