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Our ideas and stories are limitless, but the planet’s resources are not.

The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate. Habitat loss and deforestation are destroying the biodiversity essential to our very survival. And these changes will disproportionately impact some of the world’s poorest communities. With just eight years left in this crucial decade, the time for action is now.

As readers, storytellers, creators, and educators, we have a unique role to play in the climate crisis. We have a responsibility to use our collective voice to inspire positive change, as we reduce our impact and transform our ways of working. We invite everyone in the UK book and journal industry – from printers and publishers to booksellers and authors – to join us in this effort.

The number of industry signatories that are coming together to sign this pledge so far
The maximum global warming level we will contribute to achieving
Net Zero
The level of emissions we commit to achieve as soon as possible, and by 2050 at the latest

We, the undersigned, pledge to:

  • Take action on climate
    Join the global climate effort to limit warming to 1.5°C by setting ambitious, measurable targets across our own operations and extended supply chain to achieve net zero as soon as possible and by 2050 at the latest.
  • Protect life on land
    Protect nature and biodiversity, working with supply chain partners that are resource efficient, use sustainable materials and processes wherever possible in the content we produce, and constantly innovating to make use of new and recycled materials.
  • Strengthen partnerships
    Collaborate with our peers, authors, illustrators, supply chain partners and business partners to translate our climate aspirations and commitments into tangible actions to safeguard our planet for future generations.
  • Educate for sustainability
    Empower our colleagues to become climate literate and support them to bring that knowledge into the work that they do.
  • Advocate for sustainability
    Use our expertise, platform, and voice to raise awareness and drive positive climate action wherever we can.

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We invite everyone in the publishing industry – from printers and publishers to booksellers and authors – to join us.

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The signatories
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