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Harper Collins has claimed it is the first major UK trade publisher to become carbon neutral, after reducing its carbon footprint by eight per cent in the past 12 months.

The company revealed that a combination of carbon-offsetting and reducing its energy consumption had helped it to make the reductions in its carbon impact.

At the same time, reported that the publisher had also, in July, entered into a contract to source its electricity needs from 100 per cent renewable sources.

"While we're still just at the beginning of our environmental journey, I'm very pleased with the progress we've made," chief executive, Victoria Barnsley, told the website.

"We are committed to further reducing our own impact and will continue to seek out popular and commercially successful books that address these issues," she added.

Other measures adopted by Harper Collins in pursuit of its carbon neutral goal included replacing plastic cups with glasses and appointing a full-time corporate responsibility manager.ADNFCR-1231-ID-18397378-ADNFCR

Article Date: 17 December 2007

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