At Wiley, we have long understood that we are an integral part of the communities in which we live and work, as well as those we serve, and that our responsibility to them is an essential element of our mission. Two years ago, we established the Wiley Corporate Citizenship Initiative to provide a framework for us to evaluate our social and environmental policies and practices and set new goals that are fully integrated with our business strategies. Over the past year, we have extended and refocused our corporate citizenship activities.
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- Providing access to those in need. Wiley was a founding member of and participates in United Nations partnerships to make online scientific content available free or at nominal cost to researchers in developing countries. In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, we made several of our health science journals available free to health workers there, and we opened the Cochrane Collaboration’s Evidence Aid project to major health organizations to provide up-to-date evidence on relevant medical interventions. We are also a founding partner of an Evidence Aid Web site that will inform planners and policy makers as well as emergency responders.
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- Giving to local communities. We added local charitable committees in Ames, Iowa; Indianapolis, Indiana; Malden, Massachusetts; and San Francisco, California. Among our noteworthy global initiatives has been Wiley Asia’s work with the Mitrataa Foundation to sponsor an education center for Nepalese girls, which has included organizing charity events and hosting an online auction of Nepalese crafts to raise additional funds.
- Reducing our carbon footprint. We undertook a global project to measure the carbon impact of shipping books and journals, a major contributor to our carbon footprint. The results will inform our goals for reduction. Our Paper Task Force has studied our use of sustainably produced paper and is developing goals for future use.
- Inspiring others. We are pleased to have stimulated a higher level of engagement among colleagues and stakeholders alike. We have adopted a vendor code of ethics, which will help us ensure that our supply chain conforms to the standards we set for ourselves.
We look forward to further expanding our activities in the year ahead. For more on our progress and our goals for 2011, please visit www.wiley.com/go/citizenship.
“In dreams begins responsibility”
Respect for the environment and our global community is a fundamental Wiley value. In 2008, we formed the Global Citizenship Council to develop and implement a unified
global citizenship program that is fully integrated into Wiley’s business strategies; drives change in our social, environmental, and ethical management practices; and brings to light the Company’s exemplary values and policies. Since launching the initiative, we have focused on sharing our content with those in need, enhancing community philanthropy, reducing our carbon impact, creating global guidelines and best practices for paper use, establishing a vendor code of ethics, and engaging our stakeholders in our efforts.