Random House, Lantern Books Among ‘SustainPrint.com Leadership Award’ Winners for Environmental Sustainability Efforts
Newcomers of the Year
Random House, Inc. received the “Newcomer of the Year” award in book publishing in recognition of the company’s significant paper policy change announced in May 2006, which commits to a ten-fold aggregate increase in recycled fiber tonnage, within four years. This commitment means that over the course of the next four years a minimum of 30 percent of the uncoated paper Random House uses to print the majority of its U.S. titles will be derived from recycled papers. The policy change also reflects a significant upgrade from its previous baseline of three percent. Random House’s policy marks the first significant paper policy with goals and benchmarks to be developed by a multinational trade book publishing company. When fully realized, will represent an annual savings of more than 550,000 trees each year, an amount that would fill twenty of New York City’s Central Parks.