The Book Industry Environmental Council is a group of publishers, printers, paper suppliers and nonprofit organizations that are collaborating to track environmental progress and share information to minimize the book industry’s impact on the environment.
As is detailed in the bylaws of the BIEC, proposals from the subcommittees require a majority vote from the full council.
A member company or organization is permitted to have multiple representatives participate in BIEC meetings, but each company/organization only receives one vote regardless of the number of representatives.
Prospective members must complete an application which is available here.
To become a member of the BIEC a company or organization must…
Preview Membership is available to all prospective members. Preview Membership entitles the Preview Member company to all activities up to and including the Spring or Fall meeting – whichever is closer to the beginning of the Preview Membership. After those meetings, the Preview Member has 30 days to complete the above application process and pay dues, or else forfeit membership privilege. Any company is entitled to only 1 Preview Membership.