As print customers improve environmental footprints, relevant information can be gleaned from other sectors’ sustainability efforts.
The 2017 updated Blueline Ranking has now been published and Canopy's new, easy-to-use format makes the ranking even more customer-friendly. Thirty-two specific criteria are used to evaluate the sustainability leadership of North American print leaders, including their sourcing policies, fiber preferences, the availability of certified and recycled paper products, CSR reporting and their level of transparency on these important indicators.
The trend toward corporate transparency and sustainability leadership is taking hold around the globe and across sectors in response to ever escalating customer and consumer demand. Transparent reporting and sustainability leadership are at the heart of Canopy’s Blueline ranking of North American printers across a robust series of sustainability indicators.
Just over one year ago, Canopy witnessed the official announcement of the completion of the precedent-setting Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. The Agreements were the outcome of two decades of conflict, compromise, negotiation, persistence and American paper and forest product customer engagement.
It’s that time of year when we’re all hearing lots of talk about New Year’s resolutions. Whether we keep these resolutions and fulfill our commitments or find them more challenging than expected, it is still a good idea to assess our habits, decisions and practices, and ask how we can bring about the most positive and widespread benefit to our world. We all want our legacy to tip the scales to the good.
"The light! The light is incredible!" Words uttered in awe by a senior printing company executive as we walked with him into the depths of the ancient temperate rainforest on Canada’s west coast. The subtle beauty of this natural forest cathedral generates a state of wonder.
Out of the 50 largest print buyers in North America, 48 have set goals or commitments around paper use.
We often hear reports that there are more trees in North America today than there were 100 years ago.
Ever thought about the link between forest fires and your printing choices?
New research highlights the importance of forests, and the future of straw can revolutionize the printing industry.
It’s a long way from printing plants in Wisconsin or New Jersey to the rugged wilderness of Canada’s northwest coast and its’ Great Bear Rainforest. Nonetheless, there is a strong and meaningful connection between the hum of the presses and the soft sounds of the vast, living ancient forest.
It's been said by many strong voices, including Forbes as early as 2010, there is "no sustainability without transparency." To tackle customer skepticism and growing expectations of truly sustainable performance, companies must be increasingly willing to share information on their efforts to improve CSR and their impacts across multiple touch points.
As a major consumer of paper, your business matters—to the forest industry, communities and governments. Your purchasing decisions influence R&D by forest companies, lead to product innovation and ecopaper options, bolster the adoption of forest certification, and ultimately help determine the fate of ancient and endangered forests. As we all know, forestry operations can sometimes be contentious and the landscape of competing claims can be confusing. That’s where Canopy comes in.