A wider impact in our communities

Our ethos and culture has always been to support our communities, both internally and externally, to achieve a real impact, and in doing so build a better future for all.

‘Our Community Impact’ is a collection of activities that brings together everything we do into four key strands;

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Encouraging local wildlife

Caring about the environment goes beyond the pages of a policy document

We strive to be an environmentally responsible company. ‘Think Green’ raises awareness and embeds working practices that safeguard the environment and encourage a sustainability friendly mindset, both locally and globally. Our four main initiatives include:

  • Promoting reuse, reduce and recycling, especially our plastic waste
  • Reducing our C02 emissions
  • Improving awareness and understanding at an individual and company level
  • Empowering colleagues to get involved in environmental projects that benefit our community socially and economically

Our community, widening our impact

We are passionate about supporting charities, foundations and organisations and do so in many ways, from fundraising and volunteering to offering time and expertise. In 2017, colleagues raised over £60,000 for Heart Research UK, a charity close to our hearts, as well as our worldwide Volunteering Day, with colleagues helping the homeless, building fences at a donkey sanctuary, cleaning a zoo, clearing beaches of plastic after a typhoon and teaching 14 year olds about CV preparation and job interviews. These were just some of the many and varied ways colleagues got involved.

In 2019, we're continuing to support our global communities and are partnered with seven charities with the intention of developing strong and lasting relationships.

The Battle to do Good

Bob Langert

Packed with first-hand anecdotes, interviews with key McDonald's executives and NGO leaders, and scores of lessons learned, The Battle to Do Good is a sustainability page turner that provides unique insights and guidance on how to successfully navigate and manage today's societal issues to make the business stronger, more relevant, and more profitable.

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We are committed to a world where knowledge is transparent and accessible

We publish impactful content from different fields of research, creating a truly multi-disciplinary approach to solving highly topical and complex societal challenges. In addition, we continue to grow our global author network to publish research which makes a difference. We have always been a globally inclusive, applied publisher and seek to publish good research, regardless of where it originates.

Our commitment is to offer transparent, accessible products with the flexibility that ensures the right content goes to the right people. We also publish research in the areas of sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, here are just some of the titles we publish:


Our new Emerald Open Research platform makes peer-reviewed content in key themes aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals available to all, and allows researchers to publish their content in seven days on average.

Our Good Practice, Mind Tools and Towards Maturity brands also offer great tools and support to our corporate partners, helping leaders at all levels in an organisation make smarter and evidence-led choices.

We encourage colleagues to make a difference

We recognise that our colleagues' passion goes above and beyond the day job and we want to give them opportunities to get involved in ways they can create a bigger impact. Whether it’s taking part in our volunteering programmes, charity work or just taking advantage of the many development and mentoring schemes here at Emerald, participation and involvement is always encouraged.

Find out about employee engagement

Community impact – Helping young people craft stories in Boston
Wellness Week - Pottery Painting
Volunteering Day – Kuala Lumpur Homeless Shelter in Malaysia
Volunteering Day – Typhoon Beach Clean up in Taiwan
Our Emerald Family across the Globe
Wellness Week Goody Bag
Portrait of a young creative 4, photo credit Ashley Karrell

The Emerald Foundation

The Emerald Foundation, the charitable arm of Emerald Group, was established in 2008 by the owner, Keith Howard OBE, who wished to support charities in West Yorkshire where the company was founded.

Find out about the foundation

Meet the community team

Melissa C. Fojt

Social Responsibility Manager

"I am passionate and fascinated by the world we live in. People submerged in different cultures, our environment craving our attention to save the planet. The future depends on this generation and we, individually and collectively need to support our communities however that may be (Volunteering or Fundraising) as well as our environment to ensure longevity and equality."

Amy Williams

Volunteering Owner

"Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and it’s fantastic that we have the opportunity to dedicate time to charitable activities and causes through Emerald. I particularly enjoy volunteering because it’s a great way to support the local community and see the difference that you are making. It’s also very sociable and fun!"

Jo Jones

Fundraising Owner

"For me it is about supporting people to reach their full potential. Being involved through Our Community enables me to have a positive and real impact on lives, be that through volunteering or through generating funds for projects and supplies."

The Community Team

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People are our best asset and we are always looking for fresh talent to join the Emerald family.

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