TC Transcontinental Broadens Internal and External Scope of its Paper Purchasing Policy

TC Transcontinental Broadens Internal and External Scope of its Paper 
Purchasing Policy 
MONTREAL, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Already known in the industry for its 
forward-looking environmental strategy, TCTranscontinental is proud to 
announce that it is broadening the internal and external 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. As 
part of TC Transcontinental's commitment to continual improvement, the 
Corporation has updated its policy and reiterates its commitment to 
encouraging its customers to choose certified papers when recycled paper is 
unavailable, so that by working together we can significantly diminish 
environmental and social impacts. 
Out of a wish to be transparent and to make customers and consumers more aware 
of high conservation value forest and responsible forest management, 
TCTranscontinental now plans, for instance, to systematically place the 
chain-of-custody logo on all TCMedia publications. The organization will now 
also include messages to encourage consumers to recycle its products, aiming 
to increase the availability of paper containing recycled post-consumer fibre. 
The first steps in this direction and initial measures to ensure all of its 
publications display the certified paper logo have already been implemented. 
TCTranscontinental also reviewed the procurement standards for its 
photocopiers, printers, official documents, etc., to ensure that papers from 
recycled or certified sources are used. 
Furthermore, the Corporation has decided to give preference to suppliers who 
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 TCTranscontinental to more 
accurately measure the results of its ongoing efforts and to share them with 
customers and investors, stakeholders and organizations interested in its 
sustainability efforts. TC Transcontinental drew on the expertise of 
environmental organization Canopy in updating the Paper Purchasing Policy, as 
part of their ongoing collaboration to protect Canada's boreal forests and 
high conservation value forests globally. The paper purchasing policy can be 
viewed here. 
About TC Transcontinental
Largest printer and leading provider of media and marketing activation 
solutions in Canada, TCTranscontinental creates products and services that 
allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The 
Corporation specializes in print and digital media, the production of 
magazines, newspapers, books and custom content, mass and personalized 
marketing, interactive and mobile applications, TV production and door-to-door 
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands 
TCTranscontinental, TCMedia and TCTranscontinental Printing, has 
approximately 9,500 employees in Canada and the United States, and reported 
revenues of C$2.1 billion in 2012. 
Media Nathalie St-Jean Senior Advisor, External Communications TC 
Transcontinental Telephone: 514 954-3581 
Financial Community Jennifer F. McCaughey Senior Director, Investor Relations 
and Financial Communications TC Transcontinental Telephone: 514 954-2821 
SOURCE: Transcontinental inc. 
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