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Paper Sourcing

Egmont is aware that a large part of the environmental and climate impact stems from Egmont use of paper for magazines and books

Egmont is aware that a large part of the environmental and climate impact stems from Egmont’s use of paper for magazines and books

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Sourcing of paper is a focus area in Egmont’s environmental policy. Egmont buys paper from all over the world, but most of the paper is sourced from Europe. Similarly, most production and printing of books and magazines takes place in Europe.

Besides producing own books, Egmont often participates in the co-production of books together with other publishers, where Egmont has limited influence on paper sourcing and production. In addition, Egmont supports the use of recycled paper. The participation in co-productions and the use of recycled paper are aspects that increase the risk of finding pulp from tropical hardwood in Egmont’s magazines and books. Egmont accepts this risk because the environmental impact of using recycled paper is lower.

In the examples to the right you can see how Lindhardt & Ringhof sources paper.