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United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact

We are a proud signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It encourages organisations to do business responsibly and to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals. Underpinning the programme is a global call to organisations and businesses to align strategies and operations with ten principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

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Communication on progress

We publish an annual communication on our progress to advancing the ten UN Global Compact principles throughout our global activities, enhance positive impacts and reduce areas of negative impact – for example, cutting our environmental footprint from paper use.
We take our commitment to people and planet seriously and by reporting in this way, we want to make our journey towards becoming a more sustainable organisation transparent for our people, learners and communities. Being a signatory to the UN Global Compact guides us in continually reducing our environmental impact and improving diversity, inclusion and equality in our organisation, in our supply chains and in education and research around the world.

The SDG Publishers Compact

We believe that education is the most powerful long-term solution to poverty, conflict and many of the issues facing the world today. We are a signatory to the SDG Publishers Compact and we align our work to increase knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues. Publishing research and educational materials with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind, can make us an even more effective agent for global change.

SDG Publishers Compact logo and books.

Further reading

Written by global experts in their fields, our content ranges from popular science to student textbooks and research volumes which include:

Explore our range of books and journal articles across the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Publishing Declares 

With our educational and publishing reach, we have a unique role to play in the transition to a sustainable future. By working collectively with the publishing industry, we can maximise positive change, reduce negative impact and transform the way our industry works. We have joined over 160 printers, publishers and booksellers in pledging to act on climate, protect life on land and advocate for sustainability through our organisation, partnerships and networks. 

Visit the Publishing Declares website