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More Responsible Paper And Timber Sourcing

James McKie, a commercial director within the Business Intelligence division, was tasked in 2016 with looking at paper and timber usage. 

James commented: "We all know forests are important ecosystems, so we must source sustainably. Our Academic Publishing division is typically the biggest user of paper by far, and has always managed it well, and I’ve been working with colleagues to ensure our suppliers everywhere meet these same standards. We sourced approximately 88% of our paper usage in 2016 from certified sustainable sources and we know which suppliers we need to work with to increase this."

He continued: "In Business Intelligence, we’ve introduced more stringent checks for new suppliers that are designed to confirm they comply with the policy and we actively seek to use certified sustainable paper wherever possible, particularly FSC or PEFC. This helps us know that our paper supply chain is not only environmentally sustainable, but also that it considers human rights as well."