Hachette Australia is committed to constantly trying to find new ways to become a greener, more environmentally friendly business. Our view is that caring for the environment goes hand in hand with good business practice and we are continually developing and revising a sustainable publishing model to satisfy ever more ambitious aspirations in both these respects.
Some examples of this are:
Hachette Australia has an ongoing relationship with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, an organisation which aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions.
We also sponsor the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people at 176 Redfern Street, Redfern, Sydney. Their programs target marginalised young people, and those from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds, but are open to everyone. We encourage our staff to volunteer there and offer paid time off work to do so.
Additionally every year Hachette Australia's staff nominate a charity with which they are personally connected, and from that list we select a number to support on an annual basis. Charities we’ve contributed to in the recent past include:
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