Responsibility to the environment

Continuing Springer Nature's 175 year history of promoting robust scientific research, recent years have seen us publish books and journals dedicated to the emerging environmental challenges facing the world.

  • We contribute to public debate by presenting facts on issues relevant to wider society in an impartial and accessible way.
  • During 2017, research furthering the understanding of climate change effects, published in our flagship Nature journals, received international coverage in dozens of major media outlets.
  • Our 2017 Responsible Business Report includes information about our first detailed exercise to identify and understand Springer Nature’s main environmental impacts, including our carbon footprint.

Reducing impacts of our offices

London office

London OfficeA major programme of refurbishment has been taking place at the Springer Nature Campus in London, part of which is housed in a former industrial building. Changes have been made with efficiency in mind. Carbon emissions savings have been achieved through a combination of measures including replacing leaky single-glazed windows with new air-tight, crittall-style windows and better roof insulation. Power is purchased through a cooperative buying consortium that focuses on electricity generated from renewable sources, backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs).

Houten office

Houten officeOur new office in Houten, in the Netherlands, is a brand new energy-efficient build. The office has LED lighting throughout, a bicycle shed and showers to support commuting by bicycle and a thorough recycling system. An employee committee was appointed to advise on layout of the office with an open-plan design in mind, along with sufficient room for communal areas and discussion spaces, as well as concentrated working areas.

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