As a global provider of information solutions in science, technology and medicine, we are proud of our unique contributions to sustainability development – from our publishing portfolios and analytics capabilities to building research capacity in developing countries and advancing diversity in science.
We make these contributions in partnership with our global research and health communities.
In 2016, the Elsevier Foundation launched a series of new partnerships to support innovations in health information, research in developing countries, diversity in science and technology for development. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities.
Elsevier is a founding member of Research4Life, a public-private partnership that provides free and low-cost scientific research to scientists and doctors in more than 100 developing countries with the aim of aims to bridging the digital research divide. It is central to Elsevier's goal of achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medical research information.
Book Aid International promotes literacy in developing countries by creating reading and learning opportunities. Founded in 1954 and based in the UK, 17 nations have benefited from Book Aid International programs, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa. The RELX Group works in an innovative partnership with Book Aid International, donating over $200,000 and 750,000 books over the last ten years.
In 2006, Elsevier partnered with Sense About Science (SAS), an independent charitable trust, championing evidence, scientific reasoning, the needs of early career researchers, and a public discussion of scientific issues. For the past nine years this unique program has worked to promote an understanding of peer review among journalists, policymakers and the public.
Elsevier earned the first level of EDGE certification, EDGE Assess, making it one of the first information service and technology companies in the world to be certified globally. Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) is the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. Certification requires a rigorous external assessment. It recognizes that Elsevier has made a public commitment to gender equality and has identified a concrete action plan to further its progress.
RELX Group 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. To learn more about how Elsevier addresses material issues such as environment, supply chain, community and governance, we invite you to review the RELX Group 2015 Corporate Responsibility report.