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).


The Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) strives to benchmark, track and improve our industry’s environmental footprint with science-based research and collaboration from the 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.