Transcontinental Implements New Paper Purchasing Policy
Transcontinental, the sixth-largest printer in North America, announced yesterday the implementation of its new Paper Purchasing Policy. The policy is designed to promote the use of environmentally preferable papers through a classification process that helps clients make an informed choice regarding the paper they choose for their printing and publishing needs.
The policy promotes the use of paper with maximized post-consumer and de-inked recycled fiber, and it encourages the use of paper made with pre-consumer recovered fiber or alternative fiber rather than virgin wood fiber.
“Our goal was to develop a Paper Purchasing Policy that would promote sustainable development in a tangible way by giving our clients clear choices,” says Luc Desjardins, president and CEO of Transcontinental. “And, from a broader perspective, we’re proud that Transcontinental’s Paper Purchasing Policy is now part of our overall commitment to the environment.”
The new policy is supported by a classification document which evaluates paper based on criteria like the total percentage of recycled fiber and the level of protection for ancient forests.