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31 Jan 2011 03:01:38

Earthscan's environmental policy

We are continually looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, and we offset in full the carbon emissions resulting from our business: the production of our publications, their distribution and our full office and travel impacts as well.

Earthscan's publishing is dedicated to promoting awareness and decisions that contribute to achieving environmentally sustainable development. We aim to reflect our commitment to delivering sustainability in our own business practices and through our values and policies. We recognize this to be a continuous process of improvement rather than a steady-state and we seek to improve our performance, and that of our suppliers, over time. Our environmental policy expresses Earthscan's commitment to achieving this aim within our own organization.

Our most significant adverse environmental impacts are:

• Consumption of natural resources in the development, production, marketing and distribution of our publications and in our general office operations
• Emissions to the atmosphere from the use of carbon based energy in the production, marketing, sales and distribution of our publications and our general office operations
• The environmental performance of our suppliers
• Production of waste materials

Our most significant positive environmental impacts are:
• Working to minimize and mitigate our carbon footprint and to achieve a carbon neutral/carbon positive state
• Reducing and eliminating waste
• Promoting renewable sourcing of raw materials, particularly wood-fibre and energy
• Working with our stakeholders and suppliers towards a closed-loop material and energy cycle

To deliver this policy, our sustainability team—drawn from each main department including editorial, production, marketing and sales, together with a board member—has the following objectives:

• To oversee and review our environmental policy and all of our purchasing practices and operations and to set the future direction of our environmental practices, conduct monitoring and seek continuous improvement in our environmental performance
• To set objectives, targets and programmes to improve our environmental performance, including sustainable sourcing, carbon management, the use of ethical supply chains, preventing pollution and the pursuit of recognized environmental standards amongst our suppliers such as FSC paper sourcing, ISO14001, EMAS and SA8000
• To comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, identifying and applying the best available techniques wherever possible
• To provide information and appropriate training for and seek feedback from all staff on our environmental procedures and goals
• To regularly review and audit our environmental practices and work with partners to improve our performance and that of our industry generally
• To work towards the relevant certification(s) for a company of our size and industry
• To use our resources, to meet these commitments in a manner that reinforces our activities
• To measure our progress in pursuing these objectives and report annually to our stakeholders

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07 Mar 2011

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