Green Press Initiative is pleased to introduce a new certification program for environmentally responsible publishers. Publishers that are certified to the standards established by Green Press Initiative must demonstrate that virtually all controversial fiber has been eliminated from their supply chain and that they are meeting certain benchmarks related to recycled fiber and fiber that is sourced from well managed forests. The certification program also considers many other elements of a publisher’s operations including efforts to minimize waste and energy consumption.
The certification has three tiers—bronze, silver and gold—representing greater levels of environmental achievement. There are also several different ways that each tier of certification can be obtained which provides some flexibility for publishers that choose to emphasize different types of environmental initiatives.
Certified publishers may display the appropriate “Certified Environmentally Responsible Publisher” seal on books printed during the time their certification is valid, as well as websites, catalogues and other promotional materials. These seals indicate to consumers that the certified publishers are true leaders in reducing environmental impacts
Publishers interested in becoming certified should first read the more detailed overview of the certification program and then complete the online application.