Oxford University Press (OUP), the world's largest university press, has released its second Responsible Publishing Report, highlighting its ongoing commitment to operating responsibly and supporting global communities. The report showcases the strides made by OUP towards achieving its targets and demonstrates its alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With a focus on promoting access to quality education, ethics, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability, OUP has made substantial progress in various areas. Notably, the report reveals a remarkable 59% reduction in the publisher's operational carbon footprint and an impressive 70% total reduction in waste. Furthermore, OUP has increased the use of sustainable paper, with 91% of paper from strategic print suppliers now certified sustainable, up from 75% the previous year.
The report also introduces a new section called "Publishing with Purpose," acknowledging OUP's role in educating future generations on social and environmental issues. It highlights various titles and content that address sustainable development challenges and inspire action. Notable examples include collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to educate learners on the challenges faced by child refugees and publishing research on key sustainability topics through the Oxford Open series.
Oxford University Press continues its journey toward sustainable publishing, demonstrating its dedication to responsible practices, education, and the betterment of society.Click here to read the original press release.