In 2018, we made important progress toward all three pillars of our 2020 Sustainability Plan.
225+ institutions, including community colleges, used the GED College Ready score level to help students progress to the next level of their education, sometimes without placement tests or developmental courses.
9 new employee-led ventures selected for our Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator, which helps meet the need for education in underserved communities by innovating new products, services, and business models.
Expanded our partnership with Save the Children to keep children learning in a humanitarian crisis to 19 schools. 28,000 new users downloaded our Space Hero math app designed in collaboration with refugee children.
Nearly 700 two- and four-year colleges and universities with 3.8m courses have access to more affordable materials through our Inclusive Access model.
31% of BTEC qualifications include sustainability content that prepares learners to address global challenges in their future jobs.
1,800+ BTEC qualifications were awarded to young women in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe through our partnership with CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) to build skills for work and life.
Published our first human rights statement.
5,000 employees were trained on our editorial policy for inclusive and appropriate content.
Reduced our energy consumption by 56% from our 2009 baseline, through both the rationalization of our portfolio and energy efficiency.
Continued to support mental health and resilience for our employees, with Pearson WELL in Australia receiving two awards in this area.
Invested £5.7m in communities and social innovation.
Since we began publishing reports to demonstrate the efficacy of our products, we have released reports on products that impact the lives of 18.5m learners.
See our awards and recognition