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Penguin Random House’s 2020 Social Impact Report

by The Author Newsletter Team|June, 2021

We are pleased to share Penguin Random House’s 2020 Social Impact Report, which summarizes our 2020 global commitment to serving our communities beyond the books we publish.

Within these pages are examples of author engagements, corporate initiatives, and employee actions across our three worldwide social impact commitment areas: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Environment & Sustainability; and Free Expression & Joy of Reading. You’ll find the various ways our community bonded together to respond to COVID-19 and acted in support of and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as dozens of programs and partnerships that support our communities around the world.

These action-oriented initiatives from across our territories provide transparency and accountability on our progress and the ways in which we are working together to enact change within our industry and beyond. Being part of a worldwide community that strives to create a positive impact on the world, locally and globally, is not only aspirational—it guides our decision-making across all aspects of our business.

—Markus Dohle, CEO Penguin Random House

While we are proud of all we have accomplished, we know there’s much more work to do. We welcome your collaborative ideas and your feedback on this report. Thank you! We look forward to growing our impact together. For more information or to provide suggestions or comments, please contact us at:


Please click here to read Penguin Random House’s 2020 Social Impact Report.