CSIRO Publishing now a signatory to the SDG Publishers Compact

June 26th, 2024

We've joined publishers from around the world who have committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The logo of the SDG Publisher's Compact over a blurred background image of a bookshelf.

Sustainability is at the core of CSIRO’s purpose. The science and research that we undertake provides solutions that enhance our quality of life, stimulate our economy, and preserve our extraordinary environment.

At CSIRO Publishing, we are uniquely positioned to enhance the impact of science by communicating the outcomes of research, empowering decision makers, and enriching the lives of our all our readers through knowledge.

The SDG Publishers Compact is designed to inspire action among publishers. Launched in collaboration with the International Publishers Association, the Compact aims to accelerate progress to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Signatories aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs, publishing content that will help inform, develop, and inspire action.

Our Director Arend Kuester is a Publishers Compact Fellow [external link], and keen champion of the commitments that guide signatories to meet their obligations.

“It is wonderful for CSIRO Publishing to join the Publishers Compact, and so important for a publishing organisation based in Australia’s national science agency to show our support for the SDGs. I personally have been involved with the compact for quite some time and I am thrilled that we can continue working together. It is like re-joining a family, and the team at CSIRO Publishing is looking forward to contributing constructively.”

CSIRO Publishing has been living the values underpinning the Publishers Compact for many years. This important step will formalise our commitment to the SDGs and hold us accountable for our actions in the years to come.

Learn more about the UN SDG Publishers Compact [external link] and CSIRO Publishing’s values.