Corporate Responsibility

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.

New Report:
Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape

Today we are facing pressing sustainability challenges, from climate change to conflict. Science and technology play a key role, but are researchers working together globally to tackle today’s sustainability challenges? And is their research having a big enough impact? This new report analyzes how far sustainability science has progressed as a discipline.

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The Elsevier Foundation 

Elsevier Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in over 80 grants to non profits, advancing libraries in the developing world, nurse faculty, and woman scholars during their early and mid-careers. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities.


Research4Life booklet

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 Donations

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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.

Sense About Science

Sense About Science booklet

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.

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

RELX Group 2014 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 2014 Corporate Responsibility report.

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RELX CR report