paper procurement

Scholastic Among Leaders in Publishing Industry for Responsible Paper Procurement with 68.2% FSC-Certified Paper in 2012


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Company continues commitment to sustainable paper procurement by extending recycled paper goals to 2015


Scholastic Reports 2010 Progress toward Industry-Leading 2012 Goals for Use of FSC-Certified and Recycled Paper


Company now produces all Scholastic Book Club school catalogs on FSC-Certified paper and is raising the 2012 goal for FSC-Certified paper from 30% to 35%


Scholastic Sets Industry-Leading Goals for Recycled and FSC-Certified Paper Use

New “Act Green” Website Teaches Kids About Climate Change and Sustainability

New York, NY (January 9, 2008) -- Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today 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. 
The new policy adds to the company’s long-standing responsible environmental practices that have already resulted in reducing paper use by more than three million pounds annually. Under the new policy, the increase in the use of pcw fiber alone will result in a reduction of 23,988,000 lbs in green house gas emissions compared to fiscal year 2006 usage, as calculated by the Environmental Defense Paper Calculator. The new policy also includes a commitment by Scholastic to help educate children about responsible environmental practices and what they can do to help preserve the environment. The policy is available at
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