TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

Working together to solve the world’s biggest challenges
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Progress as a Responsible Business

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Supporting the sustainable development goals

As one of the world’s largest publishers of research and education content, our responsible business strategy focuses on what we do to advance learning and discovery, and how we do it as a company of around 10,000 colleagues. We focus on three areas.

Supporting the sustainable development goals

Supporting the sustainable development goals

We consider, manage and report on the operational impacts of our business, including our carbon emissions, paper sourcing and labour standards in our supply chain, to ensure we are lessening our footprint on the planet and treating people fairly.
We also publish trusted, evidence-based research that addresses the world’s biggest challenges and accelerates progress toward’s the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Creating greater diversity and inclusion

Creating greater diversity and inclusion

We recognise the need for greater diversity and inclusion (D&I) in our own workplace. In 2018, we set a target that for 2023: 45% of our global leadership roles will be women.

We also seek to collaborate with research communities and contribute positively to D&I improvements in science.


Robust research, openly accessible

Robust research, openly accessible

Our long commitment to open access (OA) research means that we have published more OA research than any other publisher, including more than 100,000 OA articles in 2019. We make academic research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with communities.

Policies and Reports

Other relevant information and guidance on what to do if you wish to report a concern about a potential breach of the Code of Conduct, can be found in the Policies and Reports section of the website.

Access to research from developing countries

We invest in education and scientific research in places where it’s needed, but where people may not be able to afford it. We achieve this by working globally with organisations such as Research4Life, CGIAR and INASP. Springer Nature Group offers low-fee and sometimes no-cost access to research. These programmes help to reduce the scientific knowledge gap between industrialised countries and the developing world.

Knowledge of agricultural science

Knowledge of agricultural science

Working with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

Reducing the knowledge gap

Reducing the knowledge gap

Research4Life provides the developing world with access to critical scientific research.

Responsibility across Springer Nature Group

Research integrity

Research integrity

Springer Nature Group subscribes to the COPE principles in handling cases of research and publication misconduct.

Code of Conduct for editors

Code of Conduct for editors

We have a Code of Conduct for editors-in-chief, which sets out standards we expect from our external editors in relation to publication ethics.

Peer reviewers enabling clean water

Peer reviewers enabling clean water

Partnering with Filter of Hope to bring water filters to communities that need them.

Julius Springer Charitable Fund

Julius Springer Charitable Fund

The charitable organisation Julius Springer Charitable Fund e.V. provides active financial support for people in need.