Book Industry Environmental Council


Tracking Environmental Progress

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The BIEC conducts surveys of Publishers, Printers and Paper Manufacturers every two years. While these surveys focused primarily on the use of recycled fiber and third party certified papers, there are also questions regarding corporate policies and practice.

Only aggregate results for the industry are reported, and the BIEC goes to great lengths to guarantee the confidentiality of all data gathered from survey participants.

In 2008, Green Press Initiative and the Book Industry Study Group released Environmental Trends and Climate Impacts: Findings from the U.S. Book Industry. This groundbreaking report provided the first comprehensive analysis of the U.S. book industry's environmental impacts and carbon footprint. It is the goal of the BIEC to conduct surveys every two years to monitor how key environmental metrics are changing.  Continuously evaluating the book industry's progress on environmental issues will help the BIEC identify where the industry has been most successful and where future efforts should be focused.

Results of Most RecentTracking Surveys (2014 Data)

Results of Previous Tracking Surveys (2012 Data)

Results of Previous Tracking Survey (2009 and 2010 Data)

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