Pearson purchases goods and services valued at over £2bn each year. This total includes our investment in research and development such as our advances to authors and the development of new digital products and services.
Pearson was a founder signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2000. We were clear from the outset that we would use our influence with our suppliers to improve standards for their employees and the communities in which they operate. So, in 2001, we made a series of commitments that covered labour standards and human rights as well as environmental responsibility, and extended these to cover our supply chain.
A more detailed review on supply chain management at Pearson is available in downloads.