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Hachette Book Group, a leader in the publishing industry, believes strongly in the importance of engaging in sustainable business practices and doing our part to improve society. We have created standards of operation and put policies in place to help ensure the long-term wellbeing of the natural world and its resources, the continued growth of a literate community, and the creation of a more diverse and inclusive company. To that end, we are pleased to share the details of our commitment to diversity, our environmental policy and our philanthropic efforts, which you may read below:
As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Read more about our commitment to diversity and view our updates on diversity, equity, and inclusion at HBG on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page.
Hachette Book Group’s environmental policy demonstrates our commitment to the environment, to the responsible use of natural resources, and to sustainable business practice. The company’s comprehensive environmental policy, launched in November 2009, includes progressive goals on recycled fiber use, greenhouse gas emissions, responsible paper sourcing, and a wide range of other initiatives
HBG's current Environmental Policy, announced in December 2016 (covering goals from 2017-2020).
Hachette Book Group supports organizations dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of books and reading. We are wholeheartedly devoted to fostering a robust publishing industry, while also attending to the serious issue of illiteracy in this country.
At HBG, we focus our philanthropic efforts primarily on the following areas:
Book Donations – we donate more than 100,000 copies annually, from a single signed copy for a fundraiser to large quantities for a struggling school district or library system.
All requests for financial and book donations are handled by HBG’s Communications department. If you feel that your organization or cause is in line with our goals of supporting literacy and a love of reading, please send all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.