Our production is governed by Bonnier Books’ group-wide Production Sustainability Commitments and Implementation and our Code of Conduct, which all printing suppliers must adhere to. It describes our minimum requirements for working conditions, occupational health, human rights, material sourcing, and the environment. The Code of Conduct has been developed by The Book Chain Project.
We have created a system for measuring the work of our printers according to three focus areas: environment, materials, and labour and human rights. The system is called EVA (Evaluate, Validate, Approve). This enables us to drive measurable development over time, motivate and compare our suppliers and provide concrete feedback in areas where improvements are required. All print suppliers that have worked with Bonnier Books for more than two consecutive years, or that meet a certain spend threshold, are included in EVA.
To manage our social and environmental impacts in the supply chain, particularly in high-risk countries, we launched our Production Sustainability Commitments and Implementation Plan in January 2021. This includes the following three commitments to reduce and avoid negative impacts in the supply chain.