Category: PaperFutures

Golden Fields of Opportunity for Business and Forests

The majority of the people that made money during the US gold rush sold shovels, blankets and booze. Gold was the sexy pursuit, but those who serviced the dream reliably did well, while the rivers ran mud for a decade. This is the perfect segue into talking about non-wood pulps, not because they are like … Continued

New Sustainability Leaders Rise to the Top of 2018 Blueline Ranking

The Printing House and Taylor Communications ranked as #1 and #2  most Forest-Friendly Printers Vancouver, November 14, 2018. The Printing House, Taylor Communications and Mitchell Press are the three highest ranked printers in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking, the only comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North America’s printers. Published by global environmental not-for-profit Canopy, the … Continued

First-ever global map of Ancient and Endangered Forests brings conservation science to boardrooms of the world’s largest companies

Vancouver, Canada. November 9, 2018.Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies, including H&M, Kimberly-Clark, Inditex/Zara and DK Books, to identify where Ancient and Endangered Forests are in the world. ForestMapper, developed by international environmental not-for-profit Canopy, is the first-ever interactive map of its kind and is designed … Continued

BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

Business Day : Meet the woman saving ancient trees from becoming pulp

This article was initially published in Business Day. Nicole Rycroft is one of a growing crew of people who work tirelessly at changing how we affect the Earth. Her focus is on protecting ancient and indigenous trees. By collaborating with business partners in the fashion and publishing industries she is transforming supply chains to prevent … Continued

HH Global announces alliance with Canopy

This press release was published by HH Global. London, 25 April 2018 – HH Global, the world’s fastest-growing and most innovative marketing execution partner, today announced its global alliance with leading not-for-profit forest conservation organization, Canopy.  This partnership follows the announcement of HH Global’s fiscal year 2019 Sustainability Targets and aligns with the cornerstone of … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Six Canadian printers make top 10 in sustainability ranking

This article was published in the National Observer Six Canadian printers have made the top 10 this year in a Vancouver environmental organization’s sustainability rankings. On Thursday, Canopy Planet released its annual Blueline Ranking for 2017. Canopy calls its ranking system a “consumer guide” to the sustainability performance of the largest printers in North America. The … Continued

Canopy’s Annual Blueline Ranking Now Live: The 2017 Guide to Greater Sustainability – Does your Printer make the Grade?

For Immediate Release Vancouver, July 27 2017. Today, international environmental not-for-profit Canopy unveiled the 2017 update to its Blueline Ranking – a widely used customer tool profiling and ranking the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers. Printers analyzed in this year’s assessment represent $34 billion in annual sales in the highly competitive North American … Continued

Blueline Sustainability Ranking: The Tool for Reaching Eco-Minded Customers

The trend toward corporate transparency and sustainability leadership is taking hold around the globe and across sectors in response to ever escalating customer and consumer demand. The most recent indicator of this was announced in March when up and coming global clothing giant Uniqlo posted — publicly — a list of 150 suppliers as part … Continued

ROLLAND BLOG: Green Champions – Canopy Sees Environmental Leadership Shifting to Companies

Interview by Renee Yardley, originally Published in the Rolland Inc. blog.   Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit that harnesses the power of the marketplace to help protect the world’s endangered forests, speaks about the environmental role of businesses, creative solutions, and the rare spirit bear.   Q: On a … Continued

Canopy’s Ecopaper Database – The “Holy Grail” of Directories for North America’s Best Environmental Papers

Canopy launches expanded go-to resource for print customers with sustainability preferences   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, May 9, 2017 – As a growing number of manufacturers seek to meet the growing market for environmental papers and packaging, Canopy launched its updated Ecopaper Database today. The much-anticipated 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than … Continued

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

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