Our commitment to improving our environmental impact is ongoing – we
continually develop and revise our strategy to improve and enhance our effect on
the environment.

Let’s work together to protect and improve the environment.

1. Designing and manufacturing with a reduced environmental impact

1) Choosing environmentally-friendly paper and ink

The paper used to make our books, backing boards and magazines is exclusively made of natural, recyclable fibres, sourced from forests with a sustainable management system.

2) Minimising transportation

We print all of our magazines and books either in the UK or Europe*, as closely to distribution points as possible, in order to lessen the product’s journey.
We also optimise our packaging to keep transportation volumes to a minimum.
*Some covermounted products come from China, India or Bangladesh.

3) Working towards the best eco-designs

Before launching a new collection, we explore the best way to package the product safely using the minimum packaging necessary in the most environmentally-friendly materials.

One of our ongoing projects for our covermounts is to replace plastic with cardboard where possible when packaging our build-up collections.

2. Optimising our distribution

1) Working towards the best eco-designs

We are committed to reducing the unnecessary transportation of stock and overstock on the market.

You can help us by buying from the same newsagent or subscribing online so that we can optimise both the production and distribution of our collections and keep waste to a minimum.

2) Managing unsold goods

Today, 85 to 90% of the products that Hachette Partworks distribute are sold. This means we achieve a low return rate of just 10 to 15%.

3. Sustainability and circular economy

1) Products designed to last

Our products are made to last and be treasured but if you don’t want your collection anymore, either sell or donate – don’t throw it away!

Please help us by recycling

  • Our paper and cardboard packaging is 100% recyclable.
  • Flexible and rigid plastic packaging is usually 100% recyclable depending on your local authority.

To find the right recycling instructions, check with your local council.