10 stories tagged 'CHINA'

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Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

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Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

As Penguin Random House, we hold a collective belief in ensuring that diverse voices are elevated and heard. And we can and must do better. We must give a platform to an even broader range of voices, especially more authors and illustrators of color. Establishing more inclusive business practices—including reflecting the diversity of our world in our staff—is a necessity for us to help build an inclusive society. For us, more diverse publishing is not just a moral imperative.

We hear, and support, the demands for change from our colleagues, authors, partners, and readers, and the wider community. These four pillars are guiding our global approach to diversity and inclusion in our business around the world.

Leadership Investment in Diversity & Inclusion. Effective leadership is at the core of systemic change and we are committed to investing in that change through unconscious bias, antiracism, and inclusivity training. We acknowledge that leaders need to take more proactive ownership of our efforts in order to relieve the burden on employees from marginalized groups and junior employees.

Diversity & Representation. While we have a globally diverse workforce, we are committed to making our employee population even more representative of our society. We will increase the number of books we publish—and promote, market, and sell—by people of color.

Career Growth. We believe that diversity and inclusion is crucial to the development of all employees. Our Human Resources teams have created tools to help employees have more purposeful conversations with their managers about career advancement. We are actively making advancements to increase the clarity and consistency regarding opportunities for career and compensation development in order to ensure that employees are prepared, supported, and well situated in how to advocate for their career path.

Psychological Safety and Belonging. We understand that it is important for employees to be their authentic selves within the workplace, and that managers play a key role in establishing the climate that allows them to do so. We seek to create a more psychologically safe, inclusive environment that allows employees to bring their full selves to work and voice their ideas and opinions without fear.

These four pillars are the guiding principles by which Penguin Random House will foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company culture. Like our publishing, we locally implement our global diversity and inclusion position. On this page, you will find a selection of the programs and initiatives that are underway in support of these overarching pillars.

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Climate Neutral

BY 2030


Penguin Random House will be Climate Neutral by 2030.
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WE ARE STILL IN

WITH THE PARIS AGREEMENT


In 2019, Penguin Random House reconfirmed its 2017 support of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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USE OF SUSTAINABLE PAPER


By 2020, all paper sourced by Penguin Random House worldwide for its books will come from certified mills.
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DK's Sustainability Working Party

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DK's Sustainability Working Party

DK’s global Sustainability Working Party was created to deliver plans on sustainability as volunteers from our offices around the world meet monthly to create and execute our global strategy. The meetings also act as a forum to discuss ideas that will drive forward sustainability initiatives. We also have local colleague-led Green committees dedicated to encouraging sustainable behaviors among colleagues, including reducing printing and single-use plastic. These committees also participate in local and global events throughout the year to raise awareness about environmental causes, such as Earth Day and World Environment Day.

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DK’s Green Pledge

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DK’s Green Pledge

At DK, we care deeply about an ethical supply chain and taking positive actions beyond that of a publisher. Our Green Pledge was launched in early 2020 and pulls together all the important work we do to maintain an ethical supply chain, and the positive steps we are planning for the future. Our work is split into four key areas—materials, environment, safety, and sustainable supply chains—and these will continue to be the focus of our efforts. Our Green Pledge acts as an essential framework for our processes, identifying what we have achieved so far in our sustainability goals and what our next steps will be to maintain an ethical supply chain. To learn more about the pledge, click here.

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Enriching School Library Collections

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Enriching School Library Collections

We are offering free reading programs to the Dunhuang Dongjie Primary School in the Gansu Province. A workshop and twenty-five copies of Dunhuang are included in the program, and, we donated 50 copies of original Penguin Random House titles to enrich the school’s library collections.

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Employee Book Donations for Our Anniversary

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Employee Book Donations for Our Anniversary

Our fifth anniversary as Penguin Random House in July 2018 provided an unprecedented opportunity to unite around the globe to get more books into the hands of more readers. Through a special anniversary global book donation, we offered every Penguin Random House employee worldwide a selection of free books to donate to any philanthropic or nonprofit organization of their choice. Thousands of our employees joined the campaign, and we were able to provide more than 72,000 books to children and adults in need. Recipient organizations included schools, libraries, hospitals, rural development NGOs, and organizations that serve homeless and incarcerated individuals.

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Reading Corners Donated to Primary Schools

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Reading Corners Donated to Primary Schools

In June 2019, we donated reading corners called “magic book houses” to the impoverished region of Hainan province for students to have access to books and safe spaces to read. In addition, we donated 30 sets of the Magic Tree House series and other books, as well as 20 computers, to more than 300 students at Shuimanxiang Primary School

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Book Donations for the Library Project

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Book Donations for the Library Project

To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of Penguin Random House, we hosted a book drive, collecting a total of 733 books. We donated the books to the Library Project, an nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy among children in rural Asia, specifically China, Cambodia, and Vietnam, by donating books (in local languages) and shelving to build libraries in schools of need. The Library Project also provides support and training for teachers, to help them maximize use of their libraries and encourage children to read more. To learn more about the Library Project, click here.


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