Newspapers and the Environment: What You Need to Know

Are newspapers environmentally friendly? Canadian consumers, advertisers and advertising agencies are seeking assurances that the paper products they are purchasing and the print medium they are using to promote products and market brands, are supplied by producers who are sustainable and environmentally responsible.

As the green debate has gained momentum, so have the myths and misconceptions suggesting that the newspaper industry is responsible for mass deforestation and has a negative impact on the environment. There are many myths about the newspaper industry, forestry, and the environment.

Here are some things you need to know.

The Canadian newspaper industry’s contribution to environmental sustainability is significant, and we’re committed to doing more. Some common policies across the publishing industry reflect the progress we’ve been making toward meaningful sustainability objectives: We’ve looked at:

Together with our suppliers, we have set in motion policies that reflect the real investments we are making to manage our product throughout its life cycle, from forest to breakfast table, and beyond.

Newspapers commit to supporting the five principles of sustainable fibre. Sustainable fibre is produced by companies that:

  • Harvest Legally
  • Regenerate Promptly
  • Promote Recycling and Recovery
  • Welcome Independent Scrutiny
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

Sustainability isn’t just a story to us – it’s how we’re shaping our future!

Chapter 1 – The Source of Our Raw Materials »