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Penguin Random House pledges climate neutral

Tue 04 May 2021 | 05:21 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Penguin Random House has updated its Sustainability Policy

UK’s biggest publisher is already climate neutral climate neutral in its direct operations, and in its updated sustainability policy has made a commitment to being climate neutral across its global value chain by 2030. Penguin Random House’s plan for delivering the 2030 target across its global value chain includes: making different choices in the materials it sources, for example choosing more energy-efficient paper to print books; working closely with partners including paper mills and printers; creating a new Sustainable Production Toolkit and associated training for relevant colleagues. The updated policy builds on ongoing work by Penguin Random House UK to improve its sustainable practices, with recent highlights including: - Reaching climate neutrality in direct operations in 2021 - Setting up a dedicated environmental publishing imprint with Sir David Attenborough, Witness Books - Reaching goal to source 100% of paper from FSC certified sources in 2020 - Established a robust supplier management and sustainable sourcing policy in 2020 - Reduced direct carbon emissions by 65% since 2018, including switching to 100% renewable energy at all offices and warehouse sites - Single use plastic within its distribution operation has nearly halved since 2017   Read the Sustainability Policy
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