Ancient Forest Friendly Awards
Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners
Ancient Forest Friendly™ Gold Category
Awarded to companies and publications for use of Ancient Forest Friendly™ paper, the 2012 winners are:
- Alternatives Journal
- NOW Magazine
- Quill & Quire
- Watershed Sentinel
Conservation Supporters Category
Awarded for advancing on-the-ground protection of the world’s remaining intact and endangered forests, the 2012 winners are:
- The Globe and Mail
Awarded for their continued progress and significant increase in the use of ecopapers between 2011 and 2012:
- TC Media
Best in Class
The 2012 award for Best In Class is awarded to:
- Sprint (Telecommunications)
- Scholastic Canada (Educational Publishers)
- House of Anansi Press (Book Publishers)
- TC Transcontinental Printing (Printers over 250,000 tonnes)
- St. Joseph Media and Garden Making (Consumer Magazines)
- EarthColor (Printers over 25,000 tonnes)
- Hemlock Printers (Printers over 2,500 tonnes)
- Ecoprint (Printers under 2,500 tonnes)
- Saul Good Gift (Small Business)
The Gold Standard for Forest Protection
In a time when stamps of approval are awarded for meager efforts and unsubstantiated environmental gain, an Ancient Forest Friendly™ award from Canopy is a true mark of integrity and sets the gold standard for meaningful action when it comes to paper purchasing and forest conservation.
Since 1999, Canopy has worked with publishers and printers to reduce the biodiversity and carbon footprints of the North American paper supply chain. We understand the concerns and challenges of the marketplace and we can work with your company to achieve the highest environmental standards in chain of custody, paper use and purchasing, and conservation outcomes.
Award categories include Ancient Forest Friendly™ Gold, “Most Improved” and “Conservation Supporter.”
Awards will celebrate your company’s progress climbing the Environmental Paper Network’s approved Paper Steps, including the use of papers found in Canopy’s ecopaper database. Conservation Supporters will also be recognized for their action in supporting protection of the world’s remaining ancient forests.
Benefits to your company
A Virtuous Circle - Ensuring that your paper does not come from risk-laden, controversial sources will strengthen support from your customer base, engage employees and build morale around value-based commitments, and encourage paper producers to make more environmental options available. An Ancient Forest Friendly™ award shows the marketplace that your company walks the talk when it comes to forest conservation and the environment.
Third Party Validation and Marketing Muscle - In the paper industry, the smallest marketing edge makes a world of difference. Canopy will work with Ancient Forest Friendly™ award recipients to promote their remarkable marketplace achievements in trade and mainstream media and with potential advertisers and industry influencers. Online promotion includes Canopy’s website, social media channels and an e-newsletter read by key industry decision makers.
Raising The Bar to Keep Our Forests Standing Strong – Your participation in the Ancient Forest Friendly™ awards will encourage those who aren’t doing enough to catch-up. By raising the bar, you’re creating competitive advantage and a more environmentally-stringent baseline standard for paper purchasing and forest conservation, thereby protecting the world’s most endangered ancient forests - a good thing for everyone’s bottom line.
To find out how your company can be Ancient Forest Friendly contact firstname.lastname@example.org.