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Corporate Social Responsibility

Penguin Random House India upholds its responsibility to give back to the community that has embraced our books wholeheartedly. We are committed to contributing to social causes and their developments. From making reading accessible to leaving behind an eco-friendly footprint, we have remained true to our vision to becoming a publishing company that spreads the joy of reading with an environment-friendly approach.

Our social responsibility initiatives focus on two priority areas:

Reading and Literacy and Environment and Sustainability

Reading and Literacy

Penguin Random House India collaborates with leading non-profit organizations to support learning, reading and literacy programs. With the aim to uplift the indigent communities, we back book donation drives, promote reading fluency programs and contribute to community libraries.

Year after year, we have sponsored school education for young learners and women, and supported programmes that aid abandoned children and their all-round development.

Our books have strengthened both community and government school libraries and ensured that these institutions are empowered enough to offer an enriching experience to their readers. Also, Penguin employees volunteer to assist in reading sessions at local community literacy programs.

Environment and Sustainability

Penguin Random House India is committed to being environmentally responsible in its products and operations. Since paper forms the very foundation of our business, we were one of the first publishers to move to printing on environment-friendly paper compliant with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. With this, we became the first trade publisher in the country to adhere to FSC requirements and continue sourcing 100 per cent paper sustainably. You can read more about FSC standards here.

We have also undertaken tree plantation drives and the responsibility to manage the trees planted under such initiatives. Inside our office, we have introduced small, manageable changes to collectively reduce our impact on the planet.

We are also focused on reducing consumption of plastic and printing, and we motivate our teams to build green spaces around them.

If you have a proposal for our focus areas, please write to PRH