Cappelen Damm AS ("Cappelen Damm") strives to minimize our impact on the environment. This is done specifically by focusing on inter alia our own and our partners' certifications. We regularly analyze our product portfolio to purposely work on further improvements.

Everyone can make a difference for the environment by choosing FSC ™ - or PEFC ™ branded titles published by Cappelen Damm .

Cappelen Damm requires all suppliers to comply with our "Guidelines for Choosing Suppliers in the Graphic Industry - Production", and our strict rules for sustainable paper production.

Cappelen Damm reserves the right to at any time and at our sole discretion, conduct evaluations of manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that they follow these guidelines.


Cappelen Damm is working actively and with great commitment for the environment. Paper is, as we all know, still the basic and most important element in a printed book. Cappelen Damm has therefore chosen to be certified according to the eco-labels FSC and PEFC.

Cappelen Damm was , in 2010, the first publisher in Norway to be certified by these two eco-labels. Consequently, every part of the production chain - from forestry to pulp and papermaking, via wholesaler and publisher - are certified. This is called the CoC (Chain of Custody) and is controlled by an outside certification body. We signify this to our customers and authors through eco-labelling all of our printed products with the FSC or PEFC logo.  It is only when every part of the chain are certified that the logo or reference to the FSC or PEFC can be utilized. Both certifications confirm that the forest is managed in a regulated and responsible manner that meets ecological, social and economic requirements. You can read more about the two labels and what distinguishes them, throughout this document.


• Cappelen Damm's suppliers are assumed to have accepted the publisher's Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct constitutes an agreement that supports, respects and protects the rights of individuals and respects and protects the environment. This means regulated working conditions such as prohibition of child labor, no forced or involuntary employment, no discrimination based on race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic background and no discrimination based on sexual orientation or political opinions. The right to organize shall not be impeded. Health and safety must be safeguarded, and every employee's salary shall cover the employee's primary needs.

• We seek printing companies that have achieved ISO 14001 certification / EMAS, or other alternative environmental requirements.

Certification means that printing companies comply with their own environmental regulations and continuously improve its environmental performance. Printing companies not holding ISO 14001 certification / EMAS, are assumed to still work actively with the measures that are part of ISO 14001 / EMAS or alternative environmental certificates, and to work according to these requirements.

• We will use FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council ™) or PEFC certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes ™) paper, where possible.






The certification is based on sustainable forest management (traceability), replanting programs and lowest possible pollution and effects on wildlife, water, air etc. FSC also emphasizes the importance of protecting the rights of indigenous people. See also and

• We seek to discover optimal formats which enable as many printer companies as possible to print and produce in an efficient, economical way

• We are members of PREPS (Publishers' database for Responsible Environmental Paper Sourcing).

PREPS imprint technical specifications and details on the paper that is used, in which paper is graded from 1 to 5 (where 5 is the best). The grading indicates whether the material is legally manufactured (or recycled) and how the forest, as a source, has been managed.  PREPS is continuously updated according to the developments occurring within the forestry and paper industry. We do not accept paper awarded grade 1.

• The REACH legislation is implemented in our agreements.

This EU legislation intends to improve and protect the climate and human health.

• Our main criteria for choosing suppliers

Our main criteria for choosing suppliers, besides our other requirements as described herein, is dependability, ability to respond through every part of the value chain and a desire to support supplier development and partnership. Based on the requirements described herein, our prices shall be leading and the quality shall fit the product.