Sustainability

Our mission is to support sustainable business practices and engage our employees, suppliers and customers to improve environmental awareness. We have made significant investments to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in order to secure a sustainable future for our world-class journalism.

The Boston Globe's production facility in Taunton, Mass.

Taunton Production Facility

In 2017, the Globe moved its print operations into an entirely new 330,000 square-foot facility in Taunton, Massachusetts. The move from our previous location on Morrissey Boulevard to a modern plant with state-of-the-art machines and facilities has improved sustainability and efficiency across our entire production operation.

Taunton Sustainability Snapshot:

Efficiencies

Our facility reduces water and electricity usage during the production process.

We developed a digital tracking system for our newsprint paper rolls, which greatly reduces paper waste and ensures quality control.

To reduce energy consumption, systems and lighting are powered down when not in use.

Recyclable Materials

All loose and bulk cardboard and paper are recycled.

Newsprint roll ends are reused many times before entering the recycling system.

Wood pallets are recycled on a monthly basis.

We use a chemical-free process to develop our plates, enabling them to be 100% recyclable.

Sustainable Sourcing

We source sustainable products to produce our newspaper and work with business partners who are committed to sustainable practices.

We use non-hazardous mineral-based carbon black ink and soybean-based color inks.