Sustainability at Pearson

We believe that quality education is the key to shaping a better tomorrow. It can create better lives for individuals, greater equality within society, and a more prosperous, sustainable world. Now more than ever, the world needs everyone to be a lifelong learner.

Today’s learners are the architects of tomorrow. By enabling better learning for all and helping to remove barriers to education, we empower learners to be their best selves and, in turn, build a better life for themselves and those around them.

Our Annual Sustainability Report

Our 2017 Sustainability Report shows the progress we have made to create value for our business, our stakeholders, and our world.  

Sustainability Stories

See how our 2020 Sustainability Plan is having an impact on learners, teachers, employees, and our world.

Associate Professor Catherine Medran

Hennepin Technical College Professor Lisa Roney directs a summer enrichment program for low-income and first-generation students.

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Save the Children – Farah Hashem

A young refugee girl tells about how she benefits from Pearson’s Every Child Learning partnership with Save the Children.*

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Pearson employees are innovating to develop new products and services that help meet the needs of underserved groups through Tomorrow's Market's Incubator.

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*Photo credit: Save the Children – Farah Hashem

Our 2020 Sustainability Plan

Our 2020 Sustainability Plan is a five-year vision to integrate environmental and social issues into every aspect of our company to drive long-term growth for our business and help implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Sustainability Highlights

Reduced environmental impact: Met our goal to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% from a 2009 baseline.  

Supported gender equality: Released our first gender pay report in the United Kingdom and continue to work towards our target to report in other geographies.  

Photo Credit: Save the Children

Encouraged innovation for low-income learners: Funded and coached employees to develop new business models that support underserved learners through the Tomorrow’s Market Incubator, and reached over 650,000 learners in 6 countries through Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) portfolio companies.