Responsible consumption

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Responsible consumption

At Desjardins, we aim for responsible consumption in our commercial and internal activities. Here is a look at our paper consumption for the last 3 years:

Total paper consumption (metric tonnes) 2012 2011 2010
Internal use 1,403 1,608 1,322
Commercial use (mailings and publications) 3,165 2,791 3,394
Total use 4,568 4,399 4,716

In 2008, Desjardins committed to purchasing only paper made of 100% post-consumer fibre. We track purchases on an ongoing basis, taking certain constraints and specific needs into account. This helped us identify certain situations where it is technically difficult to make the transition to 100% post-consumer paper. Our goal is therefore achievable only in the long term.

In 2012, 87.3% of the paper Desjardins purchased was certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or the SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative). Our purchase of paper made from 100% post-consumer fibre breaks down as follows:

Paper made with 100% post-consumer fibre 2012 2011
Internal use 42% 33%
Commercial use (mailings and publications) 61% 59%