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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Subsidiary Conde Nast Spain stated that they "set out to neutralize its carbon footprint impact through [...] Reforestation and deforestation avoidance was the main objective of the chosen projects, fulfilling a dual objective: to stop climate change and fight against poverty in the local communities."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Not disclosed

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 29,096 tons
      Subsidiary Conde Nast stated that 6.8% of their greenhouse gas emissions come from forest management and paper processing - including from planting, harvesting, and thinning.
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    8/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      8/84
      • Commitment Strength
        4/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            If Other, specify here: Not stated
            Subsidiary Cone Nast state that "we will transition to 100% internationally certified paper by the end of 2021".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            Subsidiary Cone Nast state that "we will transition to 100% internationally certified paper by the end of 2021".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Subsidiary Cone Nast state that "we will transition to 100% internationally certified paper by the end of 2021".
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,400 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 96%

          What is the compliant volume?: 33,600 tons
          "Over 96% of the 35,000 tons of paper we used in 2018 was internationally certified. Our goal is to reach 100% by the end of 2021."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    4/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Advance Publications is an American communications company that publishes magazines, newspapers, and journals, as well as online publishing and television. Advance Publications is one of the largest magazine publishers globally, and one of the company’s subsidiaries is Condé Nast, whose magazine portfolio includes brands such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Wired. The publishing operations require a large amount of pulp and paper. Advance Publications Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

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Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Brides, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Golf Digest, Golf World, GQ, Lucky, The New Yorker, Self, Tatler, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired, The World of Interiors

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