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TC Transcontinental broadens paper purchasing policy

Company will favour suppliers that monitor and promote the reduction of environmental impacts


MONTREAL—TC Transcontinental is broadening the scope of its paper purchasing policy by stipulating, among other things, that recycled or certified papers be used for its printing and own publishing activities. The corporation said it has updated its policy and is committed to encouraging its customers to choose certified papers when recycled paper is unavailable.

TC Transcontinental said it now plans to place the chain-of-custody logo on all TC Media publications. The organization will also include messages to encourage consumers to recycle its products, aiming to increase the availability of paper containing recycled post-consumer fibre. The company also reviewed its procurement standards for its photocopiers, printers, official documents and other equipment to ensure that papers from recycled or certified sources are used.

The corporation said it will give preference to suppliers that monitor and promote the continuous reduction of environmental impacts and to strongly encourage them to share their information on air and water contaminants and landfill usage.

Its new paper purchasing policy will enable TC Transcontinental to more accurately measure the results of efforts and to share them with customers and investors, stakeholders and other organizations. The company said it used the expertise of environmental organization Canopy in updating the paper purchasing policy.