The Way We Work

The Way We Work

Understanding our mission and values, and the way we achieve them

We employ more than 6,000 people, and our books, materials, and services are sold in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide. It is important to us that we carry out our work in accordance with our core values and principles at all times, and in all territories. We adhere to a number of codes and guidelines which help to frame our relationships with our suppliers, authors, customers, and other partners.

This year, we published our latest Responsible Publishing Report, in recognition of our wider impact on society. The report outlines our intent to reduce its environmental impact and support its people and communities.

Responsible Publishing Report 2022-23

Anti-bribery and fraud standards
We are committed to carrying out business to the highest standards of integrity and in accordance with relevant legislation. OUP has zero tolerance of bribery and fraud, and believes the fight against bribery and fraud is in the broader interests of business and civil society.

Modern Slavery Act statement
This statement has been prepared by Oxford University Press is accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is important to us that we carry out our work in accordance with our core values and principles at all times, and in all territories and we look to our partners to do the same.

Use of personal information
We are  committed to protecting your personal information and respecting data privacy laws around the world. Our privacy policy and related cookie policy aim to provide transparency and clarity on how we use your personal information to provide you with our products and services.

Information Security
We are committed to ensuring the security of our colleague, customer, and partner information. In August 2022, we were proud to successfully gain ISO27001 certification, a globally recognized criteria for establishing and maintaining an Information Security Management System. To gain this certification, we were audited against 114 different security requirements, and we continually work across the Press to ensure we maintain this standard.

UK Gender Pay Gap Report
In the UK, all companies with more than 250 employees must report their gender pay gap. As a department of the University of Oxford, our figures are included in the overall University report. Additionally, we have decided to share our UK gender pay gap figures separately, using the same measures as outlined by the guidelines.

Health, Safety, and Security Policy Statement
This statement expands on the aspects of a safe workplace that we also cover in our Code of Conduct. We are committed to the protection and wellbeing of our employees, and ensure that we comply to the necessary health and safety laws across the regions in which we operate. This policy, along with our Global Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Management Framework, guides our health and safety initiatives and actions.

Environmental commitment
We are committed to measuring our impact on the environment both locally and globally, and identifying areas where we can minimize this impact, or use our resources more effectively. We also ensure that we comply with relevant environmental legislation in the regions in which we operate across the world

Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct presents a set of values and principles that underpin all of our work at Oxford University Press. It also includes OUP's commitments across a range of important ethical and social concerns. We have two versions of our Code; one for our employees and one for our partners.