How we're doing



We are proud to be involved in helping research fulfil it’s potential and supporting the wider research community in doing the right things and earning their trust. We hold ourselves to account and make sure stay true to our commitments and the promises we make.

Our progress on DORA commitments

There are a number of things we've done to embed the DORA principles in our business and whilst there is still more planned our progress to date includes;

Our progress on UN SDG Compact commitments

In January 2021 we became a founding signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Publishers Compact and since then we have be working hard to embed the 10 action across everything we do as a business.  It’s a long term commitment but so far we have  

  • Mapped over half of our journal content to the SDGs so that users can quickly find relevant content 
  • Started to map the diversity of our authors and editorial boards as part of our commitment to contribute to a health, sustainable and equitable research system
  • Launched an ethical procurement process that allows us to engage with suppliers about the SDGs and ensure that we work with partners that share our values
  • Refreshed our responsible business strategy to align with the SDGs with a focus on Education, Equity and the Environment
  • Bought together a team of 'champions' to raise awareness and promote the SDGs amongst our colleagues and communities
  • Launched Emerald Engage to support researchers who may have been disproportionately impact by the COVID-19 pandemic

 Tony Roche and Emma Tregenza talk about our journey of progress with the SDG Publishers Compact.