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Indonesian Roundtable A Publisher’s Perspective . Lisa Serra October 21, 2010. Scholastic Inc. The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media

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indonesian roundtable a publisher s perspective
Indonesian Roundtable

A Publisher’s Perspective

Lisa Serra

October 21, 2010

scholastic inc
Scholastic Inc.
  • The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media
  • Our Mission: To help children around the world read and learn
scholastic s credo
Scholastic’s Credo

We believe in:

The worth and dignity of each individual

Respect for the diverse groups in our multicultural society

The right of each individual to live in a wholesome environment, and equally, the personal responsibility of each individual to help gain and preserve a decent and healthful environment, beginning with informed care of one's own body and mind

High moral and spiritual values

The democratic way of life, with basic liberties — and responsibilities — for everyone

Constitutional, representative government, and even-handed justice that maintains equality of rights for all people

Responsible competitive enterprise and responsible labor, with opportunities for all

Cooperation and understanding among all people for the peace of the world

scholastic s environmental mission
Scholastic’s Environmental Mission

To have a strong environmental policy that focuses on certification, wise use of resources, and educating children on environmental issues including climate change and sustainability

To ensure that the paper fiber used

in our product is sustainably harvested

and does not come from areas of social

conflict

2012 goals and paper fiber requirements
2012 Goals and Paper Fiber Requirements

30% of publication paper to be FSC certified

4% base

2009 – 17.3%

25% of fiber to be recovered (75% of that PCW)

13% base

2009 – 19.8%

Balance of fiber to be free of unacceptable sources of fiber as described by the FSC controlled wood standard which includes illegally harvested fiber

applying policy to overseas printing
Applying Policy to Overseas Printing

January 2008

Announced policy and notified vendors of our fiber requirements and goals

Scholastic decides to phase out Gold East paper due to revocation of FSC certificate, and all APP/April

Conversations with our printers to determine options and costs for substitutes

overseas product
Overseas Product

Fiber Sourcing and Certification

Certified Paper

Non-Certified paper from FSC certified mills

Utilize various environmental paper graders

Asking for fiber basket forms

Testing F&Gs to ensure it matches fiber form

Non Compliance

Printer Dialogue

Discontinued Usage

overseas product8
Overseas Product

With Revision of Lacey Act

Letters sent to overseas vendors asking them to sign off on our requirements

Fiber must meet conditions of the FSC controlled wood standard

Fiber must be Lacey Act Compliant

Cannot be sourced from APP or April or any of their subsidiaries

As contracts are renewed or negotiated and RFP’s are issued the same requirement language has been/is being added

Lacey Act compliancy terms added to purchase order terms