Penguin Random House UK is proud to be one of 63 businesses around the country who have signed the Vision for Literacy Pledge 2018 to tackle the nation’s growing literacy challenge.
This is the third consecutive year that Penguin Random House has signed the pledge, which was first launched in 2015 by a coalition led by the National Literacy Trust; reaffirming the publisher’s commitment to deliver the Read On. Get On. vision to help every child in the UK to read well by the age of 11.
With low literacy continuing to undermine the UK’s economic competitiveness, tackling it has never been more important to business. According to figures from KPMG, the literacy crisis costs the UK £2.5 billion each year, and, if not addressed, could cost the economy £32.1 billion by 2025. Alongside leading businesses including Amazon, Facebook, McDonald’s and the Premier League, Penguin Random House has committed to championing reading and literacy in its workforce, within its local communities and on a national scale, in order to address this crisis.