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Canopy Applauds Torstar’s Global Operations for New Commitment to the World’s Ancient and Endangered Forests

Torstar's new paper procurement principles launched for:
Global leader in women’s fiction Harlequin books 
Canada’s largest newspaper Toronto Star - and over 125 daily and weekly newspaper publications

Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS-B) has launched corporate-wide Environmental Purchasing Principles to encourage suppliers to eliminate the use of fiber from ancient and endangered forests, empower business units with the option of choosing to preference post-consumer recycled fiber and encourage improvement of all forest certification systems with Forest Stewardship Council certification (FSC) as the target standard. Torstar has launched these principles with a commitment to support their suppliers’ engagement of environmental organizations to forward protection of high conservation value forests and encourage suppliers to develop papers that are more ecologically sensitive. These principles apply to Harlequin, known the world over for the publication of romance novels, as well as the Star Media Group and Metroland Media Group, which together publish over 125 newspapers across Canada.

Canopy has collaborated with Torstar Corporation for several years and was engaged to support and advise on the development of these principles over the last 8 months.

“Torstar’s readers can now start their day with a hot cup of coffee and the newspaper and end it with an equally steamy romance novel, knowing that our planet’s forests are better off,” said Nicole Rycroft, Canopy Founder and Executive Director. “As a global publishing leader, Torstar deserve congratulations for their corporate wide approach to protecting forests such as Canada’s Boreal through strong principles that guide their paper procurement,” she said.

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