22 November 2016

Cambridge University Press implements sustainable procurement policy

Cambridge University Press, the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, has instituted a sustainable procurement policy that seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment and local communities. The policy aims to ensure that raw materials used are derived from legal and sustainable sources, and sets the standard for the board and paper used in all books published.

To make these objectives verifiable, Cambridge University Press works with bodies including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of World Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Around 75 per cent of Cambridge books and journals solely contain paper and board that is either FSC or PEFC certified. The European Union's Timber Regulations are also taken into account when procuring materials for publishing.

For more information, read Cambridge University Press’s sustainable procurement policy [PDF].