Environmental issues are important to Reed Elsevier for several reasons. We must:
- Meet our responsibility as a global leader in our sector and manage the environmental risks of our activities
- Ensure that we are compliant with environmental legislation
- Measure our continual improvement against environmental targets
- Support the wishes of many of our employees and customers who are concerned that we minimize our environmental impacts
Although not a “heavy industry,” we do have a direct impact on the environment, principally through energy and water use, waste generation and business travel and, in our supply chain, through paper use and print and production technologies. These impacts result both directly from what we do and also from activities carried out on our behalf, such as the printing and binding of our books and journals.
We are committed to reducing these impacts, whenever possible, by limiting resource use and by efficiently employing sustainable materials and technologies. We require our suppliers and contractors to meet the same objectives.
I am pleased to demonstrate this commitment with this Library Connect issue dedicated to environmental issues. Here you will learn how Reed Elsevier and Elsevier are working to support the environment. Here you will also find information professionals talking about how their libraries are supporting the environment, and John Gale introducing the new publication International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control for which he serves as editor-in-chief.
Providing this issue is indicative of continual steps we are taking to foster environmental awareness. Researchers and librarians worldwide are working hard to support the environment, and Reed Elsevier is glad to help publicize their efforts and to be working with them and on behalf of the environment.
Sir Crispin Davis
Chief Executive Officer, Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd., London, UK
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