Climate and carbon footprint
The manufacturing of newsprint involves significant consumption of energy and water, and also the use of raw materials, particularly in the form of virgin and recycled fibres, and means of transport.
In order to assess the consequences of our business on the ecosystem, we measure our carbon footprint based on the environmental impact that is the result of our choices of materials, energy consumption, selected modes of transport and the waste produced. Thus, every two or three years, we carry out a Bilan Carbone® assessment based on the ADEME method, with the first calculations dating from 2006. From 2018, the assessment will become annual, to monitor our performance trends and the action plan implemented.
Our aim is to reduce our carbon footprint by 30 % between 2006 and 2020.