MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental is pleased to announce
it is a sponsor of the Salon national de l'environnement, an event dedicated
to the environment that takes place in the Old Port of Montreal from June
13-15. More than 35,000 visitors are expected to attend to learn about today's
environmental challenges, and the solutions and tools for change.
"Transcontinental is pleased to be involved with the Salon national de
l'environnement," said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Transcontinental. "Transcontinental is committed to sustainable
development and we are continuously improving how we operate because we know
that over the long term, this will deliver the most value to our employees,
our customers, and our shareholders. We're pleased to support initiatives that
work to impart the same values to the general public."
Recent steps the company has taken to support this objective include the
introduction of a Paper Purchasing Policy in October 2007. This policy
promotes the use of environmentally preferable papers through a classification
process that allows clients to make an informed choice regarding the paper
they choose for their printing and publishing needs.
As noted by Markets Initiative, a Canadian-based organization that works
to encourage ecologically sustainable paper paper products, Transcontinental
was the 'first major North-American print media conglomerate to take such a
comprehensive step towards safeguarding our forests and our climate.'
Transcontinental recently published its first Initiatives 2007
environmental brochure, which highlights the Paper Purchasing Policy, as well
as steps employees have taken towards building a greener working environment.
To see the complete brochure, please visit
The largest printer in Canada and sixth-largest in North America,
Transcontinental is also the country's leading publisher of consumer magazines
and French-language educational resources, and its second-largest community
newspaper publisher. Transcontinental distinguishes itself by creating
strategic partnerships that integrate the company into its customers' value
chain, notably through its unique newspaper printing outsourcing model and its
value-added services. From mass to highly personalized marketing, the
Corporation offers its clients integrated solutions which include a
continent-leading direct marketing offering, a diverse digital platform and a
door-to-door advertising material distribution network. Transcontinental is a
company whose values, including respect, innovation and integrity, are central
to its operation.
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B) has more than 15,000 employees in
Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.3 billion
For further information:
For further information: Media: Nessa Prendergast, Director, Media
Relations, Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2809,