Awards & Recognition

General Sustainability Rankings

Corporate Knights

Pearson has for a fourth year been included in a ranking of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Pearson was ranked 15th. The 2018 list is drawn from over 4,000 companies with a market capitalization in excess of US$ 2 billion. The assessment covers social impact, environmental performance and corporate governance.  

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DJSI World Index

Pearson has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for over a decade and are currently the Media Sector leader. Only 10% of global listed companies are included in the World index recognized for their sustainability leadership. Our company score for 2017 was 75% and we currently hold the Silver Class.

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FTSE4Good

Pearson has been included in the FTSE4Good indices since their inception in 2000.

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Business in the Community

Pearson has participated in BITC’s Corporate Responsibility Index benchmark every year since its launch. In 2016, our CR Index Score and Performance Star Rating were as follows:

  • CR Index Score: 94% (2014: 95%)
  • CR Index Star Rating: 3.5

2016 was the final year of the CR Index.

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Employee-Related Recognition

ISO18001

Pearson Management Services, the company in the UK that manages our head office, is certified against ISO 18001, the international health and safety management standard.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

In June 2015, Pearson secured the RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety performance for our global operations.

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Human Rights Campaign

Pearson received a perfect score in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality in the US for five consecutive years, making our company a designated Best Place to Work for LGBT colleagues.

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Dave Thomas Foundation

Named as one of the 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces in the US by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Stonewall

Listed in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and participate in the Stonewall Diversity Champions program.

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WorldatWork

Awarded the WorldatWork Work Life Seal of Distinction in 2015, which recognizes employers who demonstrate leadership in creating a culture that supports employees at work and at home.

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Environmental Certifications and Disclosures

Carbon Trust Standard

Pearson retains global certification against the Carbon Trust Standard. We were the second organization ever to secure the Carbon Trust Standard globally, which recognizes leadership in measuring, managing, and reducing year-on-year carbon emissions.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Pearson’s buildings in in the US — Centennial, CO, Cedar Rapids, IA, Hoboken, NJ, and our building at 330 Hudson Street, NY hold LEED Gold Certification. Together, these four LEED-certified buildings represent over 800,000 square feet of space.

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ISO14001

Pearson businesses in the UK and Australia are certified against ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard.

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CDP Carbon

Pearson voluntarily discloses data and information on carbon management to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Pearson was rated in the B performance band as taking coordinated action on climate change issues.  

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CDP Forests

Pearson voluntarily discloses data and information on forest management to CDP. Pearson was rated in the B performance band as having assessed the risks related to deforestation and is measuring and managing the impacts.

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CDP Water

Pearson voluntarily discloses data and information on water management to the CDP. Pearson was rated in the C performance band as being aware of water issues and for providing a comprehensive disclosure on water issues. We do not consider water risk as material for Pearson.

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Project Literacy Awards 2017

A-List Hollywood Awards

In 2017 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign was awarded the Bronze A-List Hollywood Award in the Interactive: Online Film & Video category.The A-List celebrates brands and agencies that strive to make impressions through creativity.

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One Show

In 2017 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign was awarded the One Show Bronze in the Cross-Platform: Craft/Animation/Campaign category. Judged every year by top industry professionals,The One Show is one of the most prestigious awards competitions in advertising, design, interactive and branded entertainment.

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PR Week Global Awards

In 2017 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the PR Week Global Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category.The PRWeek Global Awards honour transformative work that reflect the highest standards in building brands, establishing trust, and enabling the growth of international enterprise. 

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APG Awards

In 2017 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign was awarded a Bronze APG Award for its creative strategy. The APG Creative Strategy Awards have become a global competition for great strategic thinking. 

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IPRA Golden World Award

In 2017 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the Grand Prix IPRA Golden World Award. IPRA’s Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, celebrates the outstanding achievements of global communication professionals.

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Project Literacy Awards 2016

D&AD

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the D&AD wood pencil in the Crafts for Advertising/Animation & Illustration for Digital marketing category. The D&AD Awards inspire and celebrate the best in design, digital and advertising. D&AD represents global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity. 

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Cannes

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the Gold Cannes Lion in the Health & Wellness Lions: Digital Online Video category. Cannes Lions has been championing creativity since 1954 and today it's the world's biggest festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries.

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Cannes

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the Cannes Lion Grand Prix in the Health & Wellness Lions: Integrated Campaign category. Cannes Lions has been championing creativity since 1954 and today, it’s the world's biggest festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries. 

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Eurobest

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign was awarded the Eurobest Silver in the Healthcare – Education and Awareness (incl. fundraising and advocacy) category. The Eurobest awards celebrate, nurture and set the standard for brilliant work in the European creative communications industry.

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European Excellence Award

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the European Excellence Award in the United Kingdom and Ireland category. The leading award for European PR and communication, 'The Excellence Awards' have been celebrating the achievements of communication professionals for the past ten years and are a leading player in Europe.

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International Business Award

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign won the Gold International Business Award in the Best Non-Profit / Charity Fundraising Event category. IBA better known as The Stevie' Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

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International Business Award

In 2016 Project Literacy's 'Alphabet of Illiteracy' campaign was awarded the Silver International Business Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing – Public Service category. IBA better known as The Stevie' Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. 

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