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Our impact

Springer Nature’s responsible business programme focuses on four areas where we can make a significant positive impact.


We aim to be the foremost publisher and curator of research, data, analysis and comment that will help deliver real progress against urgent societal challenges. Our books, journals and magazines share the latest thinking on the challenges of sustainable development.

Advancing sustainable solutions

Opening up

We are committed to opening up research and sharing it widely to reach the audiences that need it. We are proud of our long experience in open access (OA) publishing and our ongoing commitment to transitioning our journal portfolio to OA.

Opening up research

and inclusion

We play an active role in promoting and celebrating diversity both through our publications and across our company. We want the content we publish to be more representative and inclusive of the interests, needs and environments of the communities we work with and for.

Supporting diversity and inclusion


We provide peer-reviewed, up-to-date research and analysis that can support informed decision making by individuals, policymakers and business leaders. We manage our own impacts on the environment, particularly related to our printed products, energy use and business travel.

Reducing environmental impact