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Sustainability

We are committed to focusing on how we can innovate and improve to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. It is our goal to ensure sustainability underpins everything we do and we consider the role we play within society in combating the climate emergency.

We have established a number of vital targets to help us on our journey to net zero.

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What we've achieved so far

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Sustainability at Penguin Random House Australia in 2023

See the targets that PRH achieved in 2023 and our plans for the future.

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PRH and UBD volunteers planted 1,600 trees for the Penguin Foundation

Volunteers from PRH and UBD participated in a day of tree-planting to help future-proof the Summerland Peninsula from the increasing threat of fire.

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10 fun facts about little penguins

In celebration of World Penguin Day 2023, check out these 10 fun facts about a native Australian penguin species, the little penguin.

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How we celebrated Clean Up Australia Day 2023

Penguin Random House AU (PRH AU) and United Book Distributors (UBD) employees set out to collect rubbish for Clean Up Australia Day 2023. Read all about our adventures and see photos of our clean-ups in action.

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United Book Distributors has reached recycling target 2 years early

We’re proud to announce that Penguin Random House and United Book Distributors have achieved our target for recycled content well ahead of schedule.

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Penguin Random House ANZ partners with the Penguin Foundation

As part of our ongoing commitment to support conservation and environmental initiatives, Penguin Random House ANZ will provide funding to the Penguin Foundation.

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Working with FedEx and StarTrack

Learn how Penguin Random House ANZ is working with FedEx and StarTrack with a shared focus on leading the way in sustainability.

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Meet our Sustainability Officer

As part of our efforts to become a greener workplace, we've recently appointed our very own Penguin Random House Sustainability Officer. Keep reading to meet Jordan, find out what inspired her to take on this role, and learn about her favourite books.

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Emissions reporting at Penguin Random House Australia

'We can’t solve a problem like climate change without an honest accounting of how much we need to do and what obstacles we need to overcome.' – Bill Gates, How To Avoid a Climate Disaster

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A Q&A about our eco-friendly distribution efforts

We chatted with our partners at United Book Distributors (UBD) to find out what's being done to make our shipping and distribution practices more environmentally-friendly. See what Matt O'Brien, Operations Director at UBD had to say.

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About the Green Team

At Penguin Random House, we believe it’s essential to examine our environmental impact. Meet our Green Team, a group of employees who hold us all accountable and help us take on more eco-friendly initiatives.

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