Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Our Approach

What makes a company responsible? At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe it is a commitment to transparency, integrity and sustainability. These core values guide all our efforts, whether it is our unwavering commitment to creating customer value, providing a meaningful work culture for our employees, our dedication to protecting the environment, or our pledge to contribute in meaningful ways to society.

We partner around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results. In support of this mission we are committed to responsible business practices that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the communities in which we work and live.

Our ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability is seen in many ways around our company. We’re deeply proud of these efforts, which include:

  • The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education in this country and whose accomplishments are making a difference today.
  • In 2014, McGraw-Hill Education launched a partnership to expand B’nai B’rith's Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, an innovative scholarship competition where high school students write and illustrate a children’s book that tells a story of tolerance and diversity. The first-place winner becomes a published author and receives a $5,000 college scholarship. With McGraw-Hill Education’s support, B’nai B’rith launched the Challenge in the greater Columbus, Ohio area.
  • As part of our continuing effort to improve efficiency and lower consumption, we are migrating to lower basis weight paper stocks. In 2014, we lowered paper consumption by 10%, or approximately 300 tons.
  • Our 139,000 square-foot building in Dubuque, Iowa is Gold LEED certified and exemplifies McGraw-Hill Education’s long-term commitment to smart environmental construction and real estate management.