Our mission is to further the University’s objectives of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. We know the positive impact our products and services have on people all over the world, but we recognize that we must operate sustainably. From our environmental footprint, to supporting our people and the communities we serve and our ethical conduct, we endeavour to act responsibly in everything we do.
How we operate responsibly
As a global organization with a presence in around 50 countries, we take steps to understand and positively impact the wider world around us, while also seeking opportunities to be more sustainable, extend our reach, and work responsibly.
This commitment is reflected in our first-ever Responsible Publishing Report, which captures our achievements from the past year and speaks to our ambitions for the future.
Main highlights include:
- The creation of a new development programme to support women and other under-represented groups within OUP
- The launch of our sustainability strategy
- The steps we have taken to prevent acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and supply chain
- Supporting Book Aid International to provide books all over the world with access to valuable education resources
‘We have bold ambitions but, in many areas, we are only just starting out on our journey. However, thanks to the commitment of our people and the partners we work with, I am proud of what we have achieved so far and confident that looking ahead, our progress will be even greater.'
Nigel Portwood, CEO