As a leader in the publishing industry, HarperCollins strongly believes in the importance of sustainable business practices and recognizes our responsibility to give back to the community. We have instituted a number of policies and programs to reflect our commitment to these values. Below please find an overview or our environmental policy and philanthropic efforts.

Environmental Policy

HarperCollins Publishers recognizes the importance of addressing its impact on climate change and is committed to taking significant steps to identify effective ways to decrease its energy emissions. Please click here to learn more about our paper policy, recycling practices, HarperGreen employee initiatives and more.

Philanthropic Programs and Social Responsibility

As one of the world's leading book publishers, we have a responsibility to give back to our community and promote literacy. HarperCollins Publishers supports numerous non-profit organizations and initiatives. We focus our volunteer and philanthropic efforts primarily on:


HarperCollins donates tens of thousands of books every year to organizations such as First Book, Housing Works, SoBRO (South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation), Volunteers of America and many, many more. We also support organizations promoting literacy in children and adults. Additionally, HarperCollins is proud to work with local organizations to host a number of student events that foster education and help students to better understand the publishing industry.

Book Donation Policy:

HarperCollins believes strongly in charitable giving and supports organizations dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of reading, but we do not to respond to individual requests for book donations. Unfortunately, the volume of these requests is so large that we cannot give them the attention they deserve.

The Publishing Industry:

HarperCollins supports numerous organizations including trade groups, author assistance organizations, First Amendment rights groups and more, to help grow our industry and recognize those who are doing great things to support learning, reading and writing. These organizations include public libraries.

Employee Matching Donation Policy:

HarperCollins is proud to support causes that are important to our employees. We have a matching donation program for employees. Over the years, we have supported a number of worthy causes, including Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer, March of Dimes, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The National MS Society.