Canopy Applauds Torstar's Global Operations for New Commitment to the World's Ancient and Endangered Forests

Canopy Applauds Torstar's Global Operations for New Commitment to the World's 
Ancient and Endangered Forests 
New paper procurement principles launched for: 
Global leader in women's fiction Harlequin books -  
Canada's largest newspaper Toronto Star -  
and over 125 daily and weekly newspaper publications 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Torstar Corporation
(TSX:TS.B) has launched corporate-wide Environmental Purchasing
Principles to encourage suppliers to eliminate the use of fiber from
ancient and endangered forests, empower business units with the
option of choosing to preference post-consumer recycled fiber and
encourage improvement of all forest certification systems with Forest
Stewardship Council certification (FSC) as the target standard. 
Torstar has launched these principles with a commitment to support
their suppliers' engagement of environmental organizations to forward
protection of high conservation value forests and encourage suppliers
to develop papers that are more ecologically sensitive. These
principles apply to Harlequin, known the world over for the
publication of romance novels, as well as the Star Media Group and
Metroland Media Group, which together publish over 125 newspapers
across Canada.  
Canopy, an independent environmental not-for-profit who works with
over 700 forest product customer companies has collaborated with
Torstar Corporation for several years and was engaged to support and
advise on the development of these principles over the last 8 months. 
"Torstar's readers can now start their day with a hot cup of coffee
and the newspaper and end it with an equally steamy romance novel,
knowing that our planet's forests are better off," said Nicole
Rycroft, Canopy Founder and Executive Director. "As a global
publishing leader, Torstar deserve congratulations for their
corporate wide approach to protecting forests such as Canada's Boreal
through strong principles that guide their paper procurement," she
Torstar has an environmental management structure including an
Environmental Steering Committee comprised of senior representatives
of various Torstar business units and four sub-committees to oversee
the application of sustainability commitments throughout their
Canopy is a not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to
protecting forests, species and climate, Canopy believes
collaboration is key and that businesses can be a powerful force for
solutions, and work with more than 700 companies to help ensure their
supply chains are sustainable. Canopy's partners include Sprint, TC
Transcontinental, Scholastic, The Globe and Mail, Random House and
Lonely Planet.  
For more information, visit
Nicole Rycroft
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