At Penguin Random House UK we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone. Books are a portal to enter new worlds, to inhabit someone else’s shoes, to open one’s eyes to new perspectives. Books create belonging. They help us see each other and understand one other. That’s why it’s vital that everyone has the chance to see themselves, and their communities, reflected in the books they read.
Our business is built on connecting these stories and ideas with the widest possible readership. But in order to achieve this, we need to represent the rich diversity of UK society - in who we employ, who we publish and who we partner with.
Over the last few years we have made progress towards becoming a truly inclusive publisher and employer, but we still have much more to do. We – along with the rest of the publishing industry – need to make faster progress in addressing inequalities in our industry and ensuring our publishing is truly representative.