Hachette Book Group has been one of the most steadfast publishers in reporting its annual progress on meeting its environmental goals—and late last week, the company reported it had made steady, if small, gains towards its targets. During 2017, HBG reduced its carbon footprint by 2%, slightly below its annual reduction goal of 2.5% for the 2017 to 2020 period. The company noted that expansion at the publisher—which included the integration of Perseus, the growth in title output, and the growrth in number of employees and office locations—had played a role in the slight miss of the 2.5% carbon reduction goal. Click Read More below for additional information.
Environmental non-profit Canopy and FSC are leading the charge for change in the fashion industry.
Collaborating for almost 5 years, the CanopyStyle initiative, with over 161 brand partners such as H&M, GAP, Zara and Stella McCartney, committed to eliminate the use of ancient and endangered forests in their supply chains, explore innovative fibers like recycled clothing and to contribute to advancing conservation solutions. All have positioned FSC as the preferred forest certification system of choice.
Fast fashion is here to stay, and the impacts of the industry on the world’s forests might not be immediately apparent. However, the fashion industry has a growing environmental footprint, and trees are used to create fabrics like viscose.
The initiative has also secured wood sourcing policies from rayon and viscose fiber producers now cover more than 70 percent of global viscose fiber production.
Find out more about the partnership here.
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