Random House commits to FSC for book paper

Book publisher Random House announced in July that it will shift to buying paper certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and paper with a high post consumer recycled content. The company will also join WWF's UK Forest and Trade Network (UK FTN).

Random House's decision follows a Greenpeace campaign two years ago to persuade major publishers to buy paper from sources certified as legal and sustainable (ENDS Report 345, p 34 ). It already uses two FSC-certified paper brands.

Although UK-FTN member Pearson, which owns Penguin, has agreed to use recycled paper "where practicable", and to work with suppliers to ensure that the paper comes from certified, well managed forests, most major book publishers, such as Faber & Faber, Harper Collins, Pan Macmillan, Orion, Hodder, Simon and Schuster, and Mills and Boon have failed to make similar commitments.

Last year MQP Publications became the first publisher to agree year to switch supplies to FSC certified or recycled paper.

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