Corporate Responsibility

We are proud of our unique contributions to sustainability development, in partnership with our global research and health communities.

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As a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity, 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.

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The Elsevier Foundation

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.



Sustainability at Elsevier is embedded across the entire organization ̶ internally and externally.  We equip communities with the knowledge that drives critical decision making and innovation to tackle challenges of greatest importance to humanity, science and the planet. We do this by investing in world-class information, partnerships, technology and people.



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

Book donations

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.

Questions? Contact Ylann Schemm, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Elsevier.