Book Industry Environmental Council


The Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) strives to benchmark, track and improve our industry’s environmental footprint with science-based research and collaboration from a balanced and fully represented supply chain including: publishers, book manufacturers, paper manufacturers and suppliers, book sellers and environmental NGOs. Members work collaboratively to identify and communicate best practices towards reducing the book industry’s environmental footprint.

The mission of the Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) is to identify, foster, and communicate best practices to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the sustainability of books (printed and/or electronic).

Current BIEC priorities include the following:

The Book Industry Environmental Council is coordinated by Green Press Initiative, and is chaired by Bill Rojack of Midland Paper and Lisa Serra of Scholastic Inc.


The BIEC is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs which acts as the fiscal sponsor for the council.

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