Corporate Social Responsibility


Hachette Book Group, a leader in the publishing industry, believes strongly in the importance of engaging in sustainable business practices.  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 strength of our company. To that end, we are pleased to share the details of our environmental policy and our philanthropic efforts, which you may read below. 


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. 

Policy Documents:

Click here to read HBG's current Environmental Policy
announced in December 2016 (covering goals from 2017-2020).

Progress Reports:

2015-16 HBG Green Progress Report
2014-15 HBG Green Progress Report

HBG Green Progress Report
HBG Green Progress Report 
2011 HBG Green Progress Report



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:

Trade organizations, which keep the book business healthy and reading central to our lives.

Literacy organizations, which help teach an invaluable skill.

Author assistance groups, giving authors in need the support to practice their craft.

First Amendment rights groups, which help protect free speech and expression here and around the world.

HBG authors’ causes and those championed by HBG staff are very important to us – this can range from a local library’s fundraiser to an author’s favorite worthy organization.

Cultural organizations that help spread the word about books and reading.

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


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Crime Writers Association Dagger Award nominees are announced

Congratulations to the following Little, Brown and Company authors for being longlisted for a Crime Writers Assocation Dagger Award: 

  • Gold Dagger Award: Michael Farris Smith for DESPERATION ROAD
  • Ian Flemming Steel Dagger: Megan Abbott for YOU WILL KNOW ME and Frederico Axat for KILL THE NEXT ONE
  • Short Story Dagger Award: James Sallis for "What You Were Fighting For" in THE HIGHWAY KIND
  • Endeavour Historical Dagger: Denise Mina for THE LONG DROP

The full list of nominees is here

May 22, 2017

Nominees for the 2017 Anthony Award have been announced

The 2017 Anthony Award nominees have been announced, including the following Little, Brown and Company and Mulholland authors: YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott (for Best Novel), RED RIGHT HAND by Chris Holm (for Best Novel), and IQ by Joe Ide (for Best First Novel).

The 2017 Bouchercon organizers announce the Anthony Award Nominations. The Anthony Awards are given at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees.  The Anthony Award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. The winner in each category will be announced immediately following the Sunday Brunch on October 15 in Toronto.

May 17, 2017

Finalists announced for 2017 Locus Awards

The 2017 Locus Award Finalists have been announced and seven Orbit titles are on the list:

  • Best Science Fiction Novel: TAKE BACK THE SKY, Greg Bear (Orbit US; Orbit UK) 
  • Best Science Fiction Novel: BABYLON'S ASHES, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Best Fantasy Novel: THE OBELISK GATE, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Best Fantasy Novel: THE NIGHTMARE STACKS, Charles Stross (Orbit UK)
  • Best Horror Novel: FELLSIDE, M.R. Carey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Best Young Adult Book: REVENGER, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Orbit US 2017)
  • Best Collection: SHARP ENDS, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US; Gollancz)

The full list of nominees is here. Winners will be announced at the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington, June 23-25.

May 12, 2017