Ensuring a responsible paper lifecycle



Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and
Environmental Responsibility,
Hachette Livre



Ensuring a responsible paper lifecycle

As a book publisher, Hachette Livre has been involvedfor a number of years in addressing sustainable development issues and fighting climate change.
In this regard, we have made several commitments in order to improve its environmental performance.

The first consists of reducing our carbon footprint.
To do this, Hachette Livre has measured its carbon footprint in France since 2008 - which we have managed to reduce by 4% a year - and is also able to determine the carbon footprint of each book in France in detail.

The second commitment consists of eliminating any negative impact of our activities on forests under threat and ensuring responsible use of natural resources.

To do this, Hachette Livre practises a responsible procurement policy by buying almost exclusively certified paper and, to a lesser extent, recycled paper, for which resources are more limited. To take things even further, the division also conducts random laboratory tests on printed books it has produced to verify the origin of the fibres.

In order to continue to improve our Environmental performance in 2020, Hachette Livre is to launch - with the help of an advisor - a study into the use of plastics in its value and production chain.
The aim of this project will be to map, analyse and eventually reduce use of plastics by means of strategies of substitutability, identifying the right material, recyclability and even adapting processes to rethink packaging.


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