4th December 2019

Bonnier Books UK to plant 10 trees for every book published in 2020

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Bonnier Books UK to plant 10 trees for every book published in 2020

As part of its ongoing sustainability plan, Bonnier Books UK will publish a stand of trees for every new book published in 2o20.

On behalf of its authors, illustrators and brand partners, Bonnier Books UK will celebrate publication dates by planting 10 trees with Reforest’Action, a B CorpTM certified social enterprise whose primary mission is to raise awareness and take action for forests.

‘As the publishers of the forthcoming The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac’s inspirational book on climate change, we are committed to developing sustainable publishing practices.’

Kate Parkin, Managing Director of Adult Trade

Authors, illustrators and brand partners will be given a choice of where in the world they would like the trees to be planted and will be able to follow the eco-benefits of the forest as it grows through time.

As part of it’s sustainability plan, Bonnier Books UK has also begun replacing all of  its in-house packaging with environmentally-friendly options: brown paper tape will replace brown plastic tape; card packaging will replace jiffy bags and brown paper bubble wrap will replace plastic bubble wrap. As a result, all of the company’s in-house packaging will be made from completely sustainable and compostable materials.

Kate Parkin, MD, Adult Trade Publishing, said: ‘As the publishers of the forthcoming The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac’s inspirational book on climate change, we are committed to developing sustainable publishing practices. I could not be more pleased by this initiative, which will be welcomed by staff and authors alike.’

‘Our aim is to publish books for children – our future generations – in the most ethical way possible and we are continuously looking at how we can improve.’

Jane Harris, Managing Director of Children’s Trade

Jane Harris, MD, Children’s Trade Publishing, said: ‘I’m delighted to share our company initiative of planting trees on the publication of our author, illustrators and brand partners’ new books. This is part of the Bonnier Books UK sustainability programme which also includes publishing more sustainably. Our aim is to publish books for children – our future generations – in the most ethical way possible and we are continuously looking at how we can improve.’

‘As part of our ongoing sustainability plan, we are committed to improving our standards so that we may move beyond compliance – setting ourselves challenging targets that require us to measurably improve our paper sourcing, significantly reduce our carbon emissions and strive for continual improvements in Labour and Human rights within our supply chain.’

Karina Stevens, Production Director

Karina Stevens, Production Director, said: ‘At Bonnier Books UK we are committed to continually improving our levels of sustainability and reducing our impact upon the environment. With over 90 suppliers and over 51 million books printed in 2018, we understand that this is a global challenge and there is no quick fix . However, as part of our ongoing sustainability plan, we are committed to improving our standards so that we may move beyond compliance – setting ourselves challenging targets that require us to measurably improve our paper sourcing, significantly reduce our carbon emissions and strive for continual improvements in Labour and Human rights within our supply chain.’