Chile’s highest-circulation newspaper is PEFC-certified
23 October 2019 News
Las Últimas Noticias (LUN), Chile’s highest-circulation newspaper, is the first newspaper in South America to achieve PEFC Chain of Custody certification.
This summer, the first PEFC-certified edition of Las Últimas Noticias was produced, proudly displaying the PEFC label on the front page.
With a daily circulation of 100,000 copies and 64 pages per copy, LUN uses nearly 14 tons of paper per day.
A sustainable first
“Our commitment is to use certified paper that comes from sustainably managed forests, and at the same time to comply with PEFC’s social and environmental requirements,” said Oscar Vallejos, Operations Manager at LUN.
While other newspapers and printers in Chile use PEFC-certified paper, LUN is the first to achieve PEFC Chain of Custody certification. In addition to using paper of sustainable origin, the company complies with environmental and social management requirements in their production process.
The company went through a seven-month process, which included the implementation of the requirements of the Chain of Custody standard, internal and external audits and the training of staff.
“We are very proud to be the first newspaper to use the PEFC logo on the cover. We prove that we are sustainable and communicate this to our readers.” Mr. Vallejos concluded.