The Walt Disney Co. has pledged to adopt a new paper sourcing policy that will eliminate paper connected to the destruction of rainforests, sources say.
The new policy, developed in partnership with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN,) will apply to every aspect of the media giant’s operations. Additionally, Disney will require that all licenses and supply chain partners adopt the new paper policy as well. Beth Stevens, senior vice president, Disney Corporate Citizenship, Environment and Conservation, says:
The paper policy is an example of how Disney conducts business in an environmentally and socially responsible way, and demonstrates the Company’s commitment to creating a lasting, positive impact on ecosystems and communities worldwide.
With this new policy in place, Disney’s strategy includes minimizing paper consumption while eliminating paper products that use irresponsibly harvested fiber. Instead, Disney will make an effort to maximize recycled content and fiber sourced from Forest Stewardship Council-certified operations.
For more information about Disney’s commitment to their new paper sourcing policy, please visit ran.org.