Social Responsibility

Our business impacts lives.  HarperCollins Christian Publishing inspires the world through its content and its corporate social influence.  The Company is committed to an operational structure that positively impacts the lives of its employees and local communities.

Through corporate charitable partnerships and environmental printing initiatives, HarperCollins Christian Publishing recognizes that providing consumers with quality resources encompasses more than its products.  To continue to operate a positively impactful business, the Company’s philosophy is to give back where much has been given (Luke 12:48).

HarperCollins Christian Publishing also provides opportunities for its employees to become engaged with local community groups that have similar values and inspirational missions.

Community Impact

Service is a HarperCollins Christian Publishing core value. The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands strive to serve consumers with fresh voices that are able to change the world .  The Company also believes in setting an example by doing what is good (Titus 2:7) and consistently doing more than is required.

Active engagement in local communities is at the heart of our corporate social responsibility. The Nelson Gives Back and Zondervan Gives Back initiatives are avenues the company uses to find inspiration in its cities of operation.  Each group volunteers with local charitable partners to gain an understanding of how  the Company can do even more to inspire the lives of others.  With two Charitable Partnership Committees, each representing our core brands, HarperCollins Christian Publishing continuously reviews ways to impact our industry and our communities.

Thomas Nelson employees volunteer time at the Nashville Rescue Mission:

We believe involvement is essential to success.  Through our employee volunteer program and charitable donations, the Company is committed to helping those who are in need.

For more information on how you can apply to be a Charitable Partner with either Thomas Nelson or Zondervan, please go here.

Environmental Impact

In addition, HarperCollins Christian Publishing is constantly reviewing our environmental impact and how we can conduct better business practices in such a way that can help protect our planet.

All HarperCollins Christian Publishing printing paper is sourced from mills whose forest management practices have been certified by a widely recognized sustainable forestry certification organization such as: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), CSA International, Inc., or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), confirming  our paper providers have followed stringent guidelines to preserve forests and reduce air and water pollution.  By simply switching to a lighter weight paper, the company has significantly reduced its paper usage.

We are also in compliance with our parent company’s HarperGreen initiative.  For more information on this, please visit their website here.