Reed Elsevier is a leading provider of professional information solutions to organisations around the world. It publishes journals, books and databases and manages exhibitions and events. Its well-known titles – such as New Scientist and The Lancet – appear both in print and online. Reed Elsevier’s market leadership comes from focusing on the needs of all of its stakeholders – internal and external.
Corporate responsibility is an integral part of the business. Reed Elsevier believes that by living up to its responsibility to contribute positively to its employees, customers, society and the environment in the carrying out of its business, it has a sustainable business model leading to growth. Corporate social responsibility represents the responsibility that a business has towards all its stakeholders, not just to owners or shareholders, to deal with their needs fairly. For example, Glasgow City Council is to give 6,000 Commonwealth Games tickets, which have a total value of about £90,000, to children, community groups and over 60s. (BBC, 29th November 2013)