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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      21/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            Certification schemes mentioned: Other (specify)
            If Other, specify here: Unspecified. 
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Meredith Corporation is committed to paper purchasing policies that support the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. [...] Our suppliers must demonstrate consistent improvement in their use of third-party certified sources. We support all credible third-party certification standards."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Meredith has saved millions of pounds of paper by reducing magazine basis weights–the thickness of the paper. Additionally, nearly all magazines are run on a short cut-off press, further reducing Meredith’s paper use" and "any product—including paper—must contain at least 10 percent postconsumer waste to use the green-chasing-arrows emblem".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "More than 80 percent of the paper produced by the mills supplying Meredith contains third-party certified fiber."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "More than 80 percent of the paper produced by the mills supplying Meredith contains third-party certified fiber."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "We expect continuous improvement of our suppliers’ environmental performance and we conduct ongoing reviews to monitor their performance. We require our suppliers to provide regular environmental and sustainability reports to document their commitment to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    15/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Paper & packaging, Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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People, Living, Shape, Parents, InStyle, Health, Entertainment, Eating Well

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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