Our impact on society report 2012 Awards

Find out more about our prestigious
CR awards and inclusion in responsible
investment indices

Dow Jnes Sustainability Indexes logo Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
FTSE4Good Included in indices since inception
Business in the Community BITC Corporate responsibility index Platinum and awarded Big Tick


Carbon Trust Standard, Reducing CO2 Year on Year Pearson becomes only the second organisation to be accredited against the Carbon Trust Standard globally
Global Corporate Renewble Energy Index (CREX) 2012 Pearson was one of 35 global companies to achieve a maximum score of 100% in the 2012 Corporate Renewable Energy Index (CREX) produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
EPA Green Power Partnership Pearson recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency list of Green Power Partnership as one of the top 50 largest purchasers of green electricity in the United States
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold Pearson’s buildings in Centennial, Colorado and 375 Hudson Street, New York hold LEED Gold Certification
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Silver Pearson’s buildings in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sandy, Utah, Boston, Massachusetts and Rancho Cordova, California all hold LEED Silver Certification. Over 800,000 sq ft across these six Pearson buildings are LEED certified.
ISO Pearson businesses in the UK and Australia are certified against ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard

Our people

Our people
Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2012 Pearson is named for the 12th year as one of the top 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, by Working Mother Magazine
Human Rights Campaign Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has given Pearson a 90% score on its Corporate Equality Index
2012 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces Signature Program, Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption Pearson is named in the Dave Thomas Foundation list of 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
Race for opportunity The Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme won Race for Opportunity (the UK's largest race equality organisation) Award for ‘Widening the Talent Pool’.
GCC Global Corporate Challenge Pearson finished in second place in the 2012 Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). 7,000 Pearson employees from 44 countries participated in GCC.


The Lord Mayor 2012 Education Sward Winner Pearson, alongside charity partner Booktrust, won the 2012 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award in the education category for the Booktime programme.
The NEA Foundation Pearson Foundation received the NEA Foundation Award for Philanthropy in Public Education