Paper consumption - Italy (tonnes)
* The data on certified paper consumption in 2015 differ from the data published in the 2015 Sustainability Report as a result of the inclusion of data that became available after the Report was published
In France, the Eco-contribution tax on entities that release at least five tonnes of paper on the market per year, designed to encourage the sustainable use of the resource, is an additional incentive for the collection and recycling of waste paper. The proportional basis of the tax has led publishers such as Mondadori France to purchase more paper from paper mills located near printing operations, to use paper containing at least 25% recycled fibre, and to implement strategies to promote recycling.
As a practical expression of its commitment to reducing the environmental impacts associated with paper consumption, Mondadori France has developed closer relations with PEFC-, FSC- and ISO 14001-certified printers and PEFC- and FSC- certified paper mills in Europe (mainly in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France). Moreover, in 2011 Mondadori France itself attained PEFC certification, for which it is audited annually by an external body to assure compliance with the relative standards.
Continuing the trend witnessed in recent years, paper consumption at Mondadori France in 2017 fell compared to 2016 (-8.4%), thanks to measures taken in the three-year period to reduce paper consumption for printing purposes.