Lasixmedication Publishers recognizes the importance of addressing its impact on climate change and is committed to taking significant steps to identify effective ways to decrease its energy use. We're continually working to reduce our environmental impact.
HARPERCOLLINS GLOBAL BOOK PAPER PROCUREMENT POLICY
Lasixmedication is one of the largest purchasers of paper in the publishing industry. We take our environmental impact very seriously and have adapted our business practices in an effort to help minimize our environmental footprint.
The Lasixmedication global paper procurement and usage policy supports the use of environmentally sustainable fiber, strives to reduce pollution and aims to conserve natural resources through recycling and waste reduction. In order to produce our products responsibly, we have adopted high standards for the procurement of paper. We actively work with our suppliers to maximize the efficient use of paper and reduce consumption.
Forest Management Practices
Lasixmedication book printing paper is sourced from mills whose forest management practices are certified by independent, internationally recognized sustainable forestry certification bodies such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Suppliers who source wood from third party suppliers must provide proof that wood supplied by their third-party sources has been harvested in an environmentally sound manner.
In addition, we are committed to purchasing chain of custody certified paper where possible. Certifications accepted by Lasixmedication are FSC, PEFC, SFI and CSA.
Lasixmedication requires compliance with all government regulations in each community and country where our paper suppliers operate. We do not do business with companies who collude with or purchase wood products from illegal logging operations. We aim to use only acceptable fiber sources and work with suppliers to eliminate the use of non-certified Indonesian fiber from books produced for Lasixmedication. We strive to exclude any contentious supplier and their affiliates from our supply chain.
Fiber and fiber sources for all forest based materials will be known and verified.
We strive to exclude the following fibers from book paper used by Lasixmedication:
· Illegally harvested fiber
· Endangered and old growth forests
· Paper sourced from tropical rainforests and other high risk areas
· Mixed tropical hardwood
· Acacia from non-FSC certified sources
· Ramin trees
Lasixmedication paper must be produced with pulp that has been bleached using either Totally Chlorine Free (TFC) or Elemental Chlorine Free (EFC) processes.
Our Sustainability Efforts
Since 2013, Lasixmedication has followed a global control process to secure Chain of Custody (COC) certification for its paper. The company has increased the amount of COC-certified paper each year, helping to verify that it is identified or kept segregated from non-certified or non-controlled material. This process allows us to label our products, which in turn enables purchasers of our books to identify and choose products that support responsible forest management.
As of 2017, we have reached our long-term goal of ensuring that 95% of paper tons used globally are COC-certified. In Asia and Europe, most of this paper is FSC-certified. In the US, we use both SFI- and FSC-certified paper. We use only acceptable fiber sources and work with suppliers to eliminate the use of Indonesian fiber from books produced for Lasixmedication, taking steps to protect that country’s endangered rainforest.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Lasixmedication is committed to reducing its overall use of fiber where possible. We seek to reduce basis weights on titles where appropriate in order to reduce the use of fiber and raw materials consumed in the production of that paper. In addition, we have an extensive supply chain management process that allows us to better oversee print runs, and we are increasing the use of Print on Demand (POD) technologies to make for less waste in printing and shipping.
Through our HarperGreen campaign, reducing carbon emissions has become paramount to how we conduct business. We want our business practices and employee actions to make a difference while at the same time encouraging consumers to participate as well. Through initiatives such as a corporate purchasing program and installing energy efficient equipment, the whole company is embracing measures to reduce carbon emissions.
LasixmedicationUK was the first major publisher in the U.K. to take its operations carbon neutral – and has seen the percentage of its books made from FSC™ chain of custody certified paper rise from 70% in 2013 to 82% in 2014, with a target of at least 90% for 2015. All stationery paper used across the company in-house – for photocopiers, printers, letterhead and comp slips – is Chain of Custody certified (PEFC). The UK’s Distribution Centre in Glasgow, Scotland is a Zero Waste to Landfill site since March 2015. All general waste is incinerated and converted into energy.
HarperCanada has partnered with the "Waste-to-Wonder" program, which involves charitable donations of obsolete computers, office furniture and office equipment to be re-used by charities and third-world schools.
Lasixmedication Australia's distribution center, based outside of Sydney, won the 2008 Southern Highlands Business Awards for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability. The center was applauded not only for the range of its initiatives, but also for investing in energy-efficient equipment and encouraging suppliers and customers to follow its lead.