Thames & Hudson is a globally operating publishing company. Although we publish some paper-free and digital books, the vast majority of our output consists of colour books printed on paper. We recognise that our business is part of a complex supply chain and acknowledge the potential impact that the running of our business may have on the environment and the necessity of maintaining environmentally friendly practices.
To this end we have set up a team of staff members from across the business, led by our company chairman, who are working on our Sustainability Policy by reviewing resources and practices, and setting future goals. Our Sustainability Policy is part of a broad range of social responsibility policies that also include a focus on working conditions and staff welfare on our own sites and those of our suppliers.
We are signatories to the UK Publishers Association’s pledge to take action on climate change, and are investigating the feasibility of working towards B Corp Accreditation by the end of 2024.
We actively publish books across our list to encourage and promote sustainability and environmental awareness. These include The Green Imperative, The Eco-Design Handbook, Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production, The New Autonomous House, Design & Landscape for People, Habitat, The Sustainable Fashion Handbook, The Eco-Travel Handbook, How To Thrive in the Next Economy, The Big Book of Belonging, The Big Book of Bugs.
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