Sustainability and community

At Troubador, we love working with authors, but we also appreciate that our responsibility goes beyond author care and includes that of the environment and our local community. Through multiple schemes and constant evaluation of our responsibilities, we do what we can to make the world better while we create our beautiful books.

Sustainability in publishing

We are all too aware that publishing books impacts the environment. So, we do whatever we can in both the production of our books and our day-to-day activity in our facilities to reduce the impact we have on the environment.

Book production sustainability

Publishing books has an impact on the environment. All of the papers used in our books are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, meaning that we only use paper made from sustainable forest sources. In addition, we plant a tree for each new title that we help authors publish, through our partnership with More Trees. Each tree offsets 0.3 tonnes of CO2, helping to reduce our impact on the environment as a business and combat climate change. Since Spring 2022 we have planted over 500 trees.

Sustainable workplace

As a workplace, we have a responsibility to be as sustainable as possible in our day-to-day activities. We encourage the Troubador team to be as environmentally conscious as possible while working here – whether by recycling as much as they can, printing as little as possible or turning lights off when leaving a room, the team take our responsibilities to the environment seriously. In our new warehouse and offices, around 70% of the electricity that we use comes from solar panels installed on our roof.

Supporting our community

As well as supporting our authors, we want to ensure that we give something back to the community in which we live and work. We partnered with three charities between 2022 and 2023: LOROS Hospice, the DKMS blood cancer charity and the Leicester South Foodbank. We continue to look for opportunities to support local charities, businesses and individuals where possible.

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