The Way We Work

The Way We Work

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

Our environmental commitment

At OUP, we are committed to operating sustainably, and have set targets to substantially reduce our impact on the environment. By 2025, we intend to be carbon neutral in our own operations; ensure 100 per cent of paper for printed publications is certified as sustainable; and minimize waste by ensuring there is zero landfill from our own operations in markets with the necessary infrastructure.

Our five-year sustainability strategy focuses on reducing our contribution to four environmental impact areas: climate change, deforestation, waste, and pollution.

We are a founding signatory of the Publishing Declares Climate Pledge and also joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Publishers Compact, which aims to inspire action among publishers to support the delivery of all 17 SDGs by 2030.

Read more about our commitment to environmental sustainability here.


This year, we published our first Responsible Publishing Report, in recognition of our wider impact on society. The report outlines how we're working hard to reduce the environmental impact of our products and operations, with an emphasis on reducing our contribution to climate change, protecting biodiversity, and minimizing waste.