At Scholastic, our fundamental objective is to inspire a love of reading and learning in kids everywhere. However, we also believe that minimising our environmental impact is our responsibility. This drives us to continually investigate ways to reduce our carbon footprint through environmental initiatives.
Our catalogues are printed in Australia by printers who work to the highest national standards and actively promote and utilise environmentally responsible practices, and are PEFC and FSC approved.
The ink used on the catalogues contains renewable content, including soy and vegetable oils.
All paper in our Book Club catalogues is 100% PEFC certified and sourced from plantation forests only, once the tree is harvested it is then re-grown again. Over 99% of the materials used to produce the catalogues are recycled.
DID YOU KNOW?
Over 90% of Australia’s commercial native forest operations are independently certified to comply with the world’s best sustainable forest management practices compared to the global average of 8% – Australian Forest Production Association, 2020
DID YOU KNOW?
Making products from recycled plastics instead of virgin materials reduces water usage by 90%, carbon dioxide by 2.5 tonnes and energy consumption by two thirds – SITA Australia.
• We have 200,000 litres of rainwater collection tanks, providing water for our toilet systems at our Head office.
• New L.E.D lighting throughout all warehouses and offices.
• We use dedicated paper recycling bins across all our office and warehouse distribution sites.
DID YOU KNOW?
Paper recycling rates in Australia are amongst the highest in the world with over 87% of all paper and paperboard recovered – CEPI Sustainability Report, 2018.
We are committed to providing a safer and happier future and healthier planet for our children and are continually looking for areas to improve our environmental sustainability.
We strive to produce sustainable books and paper products that are locally sourced, written, designed, and produced
here in Australia.
AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Scholastic Australia Publishing has always been committed to seeking out, fostering and supporting new and emerging Australian authors and illustrators, as well as promoting well established ones to produce many excellent Australian books. Of course, in addition to developing and nurturing home-grown talent, our team selects titles from many great international authors and illustrators as well. We are proud of the fact that many of our Australian books have been selected and published because of the support of our partnering schools through Book Club and Book Fairs. Otherwise, we may have missed out on some fantastic stories and talents.
Scholastic Australia chooses to print books in Australia wherever practical. We use printers that are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their operations and products by adopting the principle of continuous improvement in environmental performance.
With paper being the No.1 raw material used in producing books, we are 100% committed to reducing our environmental impact and endeavour every day to minimise our carbon footprint. We make every effort to use papers produced in Australia with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications. The FSC ensures forests are managed in a way that considers animals, plants, workers, local communities and indigenous land rights through constant monitoring and assessment.
Scholastic Australia will continue to support home-grown Authors and Illustrators and to produce locally printed books on Australian paper wherever possible for the benefit of all Australians and the environment.