To build upon the environmental responsible forestry, our POD model, Lightning Source chose to receive these certifications:
- Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) The FSC® Council is a non-profit organization, promoting the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is an independent, internationally recognized non-profit organization responsible for the SFI certification standard, the world’s largest single forest certification standard.
- Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) The PEFC™ Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainability-managed forests through independent third-party certification.
Chain of Custody (CoC) is an accounting system that tracks wood fiber through the different stages of production: from the forest, to the mill, to the paper, to the printer and ultimately to the finished book. For publishers, and ultimately consumers, CoC ensures the integrity of the paper supply chain and that the paper used in Lightning Source® printed books are from responsibly managed forests.
We ask that publishers do not include the certification information in their books.