Thomas Nelson Goes Green

Posted on February 1, 2008

Publisher Thomas Nelson is going green. The publisher coordinated with the Green Press Initiative for the project, which aims to reduce Nelson's paper consumption by at least 30% by the year 2012. Shorter print runs, using print on demand technologies and more digital delivery of content are some of the methods that will be used. The company will also increase the use of recycled paper and paper that comes from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

President and CEO Michael Hyatt said, "Our vision is to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint over the next five years and lead the publishing industry in creating revolutionary ways to be both environmentally sustainable and profitable."

Green Press Initiative director Tyson Miller called Nelson's goals "significant" and said, "We are hopeful that this leadership will motivate other Christian publishers to follow suit."

You can see the entire Thomas Nelson environmental policy here.

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