Hachette Book Group announces industry leading enviro. policy

November 30, 2009 - Publishers Weekly | The Hachette Book Group has announced a new environmental policy that will increase the publisher’s use of recycled paper, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The policy has both long-term and short-term targets. By 2012, Hachette plans to raise the use of recycled fiber from 3% to 30%, with a majority of the fiber to be post-consumer. Hachette also intends to have FSC-certified papers account for at least 20% of paper use by 2012. 2020 is the target date for Hachette to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and to reduce its carbon footprint 2% per year off of a 2008 baseline. Click here to read full article

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