Edward Elgar Publishing understands the need to take into account its impact on the environment and our employees are dedicated to the continued improvement of our environmental activities.
What we are doing
Our editorial processing and production workflow is electronic to avoid printing hard copy and transferring papers by courier.
Our new books and catalogues are printed on paper obtained from companies that enforce a strict environmental code of practice.
The environmental code of our main book printer, TJ International, can be seen here.
All our books and journals are printed on FSC-accredited paper.
The sustainability ethos of our main paper supplier can be seen here.
We are a plastic bag free company, instead choosing to give 100% recycled, reusable and recyclable bags to our customers.
All three offices participate in a variety of recycling schemes for office and general purpose products where possible.
In our purchasing policy we support, where possible, companies that trade ethically.
We are continuing our efforts to make our offices more energy efficient.
Edward Elgar Publishing supports the Enaikishomi School in Kenya, established in memory of Edward and Sandy Elgar’s daughter Amy. Enaikishomi School provides education and life skills for children from the ages of 3 to 9 years old, many of whom would not otherwise have access to education. Please click here for more information.
Access to knowledge
We have made a policy decision to offer lower cost eBooks to individuals simultaneously with print publication through Google Books and other consumer eBook vendors.
We also work in partnership with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). EIFL is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.