TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail announced today a new
procurement policy for newsprint and other papers, requiring its paper
suppliers to be environmentally responsible.
"The Globe's policy commits to practices that will eliminate the use of
papers derived from high conservation value forests, supporting key
environmental and climate impacts in the newspaper publishing sector," said
Phillip Crawley, The Globe and Mail's Publisher and CEO. "We're proud to be at
the forefront in our industry in helping to safeguard and protect the world
and Canada's forests and climate."
The policy involves The Globe's commitment to:
- reduce the use of fibre from ancient and endangered forests, such
as the Canadian Boreal Forests; Temperate Rainforests of British
Columbia, Alaska and Chile; and the Tropical Rainforests of
Indonesia and the Amazon;
- progressively maximize recycled content in all of its papers by
working with suppliers to establish interval benchmarks for post-
consumer recycled content;
- support a preference for virgin wood fibre certified by the Forest
Stewardship Council, an independent, non-profit organization
established to promote the responsible management of the world's
- actively encourage suppliers to eliminate the production of
persistent organic pollutants or chlorine bleach;
- explore the use of non-wood agricultural residues;
- implement and expand internal business processes that will reduce
paper use and encourage maximized paper recycling.
"Now, more than ever, newspapers need to show environmental leadership
and innovation," said Nicole Rycroft from leading environmental publishing
advocates, Canopy. "And as the first major North American daily national
newspaper to develop an Ancient Forest Friendly policy, The Globe is showing
how it's done."
The Globe and Mail has established an internal "Green Team" comprised of
staff from various departments to help implement all elements of this
As North America's leading environmental publishing advocates, Canopy
(formerly Markets Initiative) works to safeguard forests, species and the
climate by reducing the biodiversity and carbon footprints of the North
American publishing, printing and paper industries. As a result of Canopy's
work, more than 600 book publishers, newspapers, magazines, printers and other
large paper consumers are well on their way to reducing their impact on
forests, the climate and the environment.
About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of
CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.
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