PPA Sustainability Summit & Awards 2014Defra Deal

Publishers make sustainability pledge

 Magazines environment  

The PPA has signed a voluntary Responsibility Deal that commits the industry to undertake a raft of initiatives over a five-year period, with the aim of mitigating the environmental impact of activities from both individual publishers and the industry as a whole. PPA’s Sustainability report to Defra - a summary of the industry’s progress on the Voluntary Producer Responsibility Deal – 2012/13.

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PPA's Carbon Footprint Calculator


Use the PPA's new easy-to-use online Carbon Calculator tool to measure and reduce the carbon impacts of your magazine brand across digital media and journalistic activities as well as printed magazines.

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The PPA Sustainability group provides resources to help companies deal with environmental issues and policy. Many of the documents are member-only but they can be accessed on request by clicking the link:

> NEW: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Sustainability

> Magazine Plastic Wrapping Guidelines

> The PPA Carbon Footprint Calculator

> Sustainability Best-practice Guidelines: How to Go Green and Save Money

Ethical purchasing guidelines

Best-practice guidelines for covermounts and promotional gifts 

PPA's Sustainability Statement

The PPA is committed to promoting corporate environmental responsibility as an essential part of business excellence, reflected in the initiatives we undertake on behalf of our members.

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Rose Benjamin

Head of Sustainability

020 7400 7565