John Brown Media South Africa is committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices. Our environment statement sets out the tenets of our paper procurement policies, supplier selection criteria, paper accreditations and carbon offset.

Energy management policy

At John Brown Media we’re committed to minimising energy and water consumption, and to ensuring that our business has the lowest possible environmental impact. In 2007, after an audit from the Carbon Trust, we implemented a series of measures that reduced our energy consumption by 14%. Further details of our energy management policy can be found here.

FSC accreditation

John Brown Media has held Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation since 2007. The FSC promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Paper that carry the chain-of-custody accreditation have a measurable supply chain that can accurately trace the timber used back to source and assure that forests are being sustainably managed. Our accreditation certificate can be viewed here.

Carbon offsetting programme

Each year John Brown Media offsets the carbon emissions of its UK and South African businesses by buying Forest Credits from the Rainforest Concern. The donation is used to help protect and extend the Chocó-Andean rainforest corridor in northwest Ecuador. Our carbon-offset certificates can be viewed here (John Brown Media South Africa) and here (John Brown UK).