We know that our books have the potential to change people’s lives, but we want to go a step further. We want to harness the passion of our colleagues together with the power of our brands, authors and characters to make a bigger difference to society.
We will launch our new corporate responsibility strategy in March, setting ourselves ambitious targets to 2020.
From championing literacy in the UK to reducing our environmental impact, our new strategy will focus on the four areas where we believe we can make the biggest difference: reading, diversity, community and sustainability.
To shape our approach, we are working closely with our colleagues, authors, customers, suppliers and charity partners. We look forward to sharing our ambitions with you soon.
03-02-2016In September 2015 Penguin Random House donated 14,000 books to support Waterstones’ ‘Buy Books for Syria‘ campaign. The campaign sold a range of titles in stores across the UK which were stickered with ‘Buy Books for Syria’, with all proceeds going to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal. Today the campaign has hit its target of raising £1 million. On the eve of a major conference on Syria in London, participating authors have taken the opportunity to call on wealthy governments to ramp up their aid response and to resettle more refugees.
18-01-2016Penguin Random House UK today announced it was removing any requirement for a university degree for all new jobs to open up opportunities in publishing and attract a more varied candidate pool and future workforce.
09-11-2015Global environmental action charity WWF have recently awarded Penguin Random House UK the highest possible score as part of their Timber Scorecard, which assesses the timber sourcing policies of a range of different companies.