Supporting our local communities and reducing our impact on the environment

We are proud that educating, entertaining and enriching the lives of our readers through rich content and beautifully illustrated books has a high social value in itself. We focus on integrity in all of our activities, consider our impact on society and the environment and work to be a good corporate citizen.

We try to make our business more sustainable by considering the sustainability aspects of our most important business decisions. We use sustainable paper and we are managing our carbon emissions by ensuring we consolidate shipments across the Group, and ship as infrequently as possible.

In 2017, we launched The Quarto Foundation to further support our local communities in areas that are close to our hearts and business – education and knowledge. Every Quarto office is supporting one local charity to support, raising money through mechanisms such as matched giving, in-kind donations and volunteering time.

2018 vision for Literacy Business Pledge

The Quarto Group is committed to help raise literacy levels by supporting the 2018 vision for Literacy Business Pledge, a UK national campaign led by the National Literacy Trust.

Now in its third year, the 63 signatories of the pledge in 2018 include KPMG, Sainsbury's, Costa, Boots Opticians, McDonald's, Amazon UK as well as several publishers such as Penguin Random House, Walker Books, Hachette UK, Egmont Publishing, Pan Macmillan and Pearson.

The Literacy Pledge is very much aligned with Quarto's corporate values. Signatories are committing to engage their employees in the literacy challenge; support the drive to raise literacy levels in their local communities; and contribute to the national campaign to raise literacy levels.

Vision for Literacy Business Pledge



We try to manage and limit our impact on the environment, including using sustainable paper and consolidating freight to reduce our carbon emissions.

More about sustainability at Quarto

Local Communities

Local Communities

Quarto and our employees support our local communities in areas that are close to our hearts and business – education and knowledge.

More about The Quarto Foundation

Diversity & Inclusivity

Diversity & Inclusivity

Diversity of ideas is crucial in a creative business. We want our teams to be as diverse as the communities we live and work in, and the people we publish books for.

More about our culture and values