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Simon & Schuster, LLC, a global leader in publishing, believes that in addition to our ability to change lives through the books that we champion, our actions and business practices can have a positive impact on society and help create a better, more sustainable and equitable future.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge:


Simon & Schuster International is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. We are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators, and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance.


Social responsibility initiatives at Simon & Schuster include commitments in the areas of diversity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy.
"We are working hard to create and foster a culture of diversity and inclusivity across the company, and we will not shy away from our responsibility to make effective change happen. We value all voices, and it is our job to ensure that Simon & Schuster truly reflect the publishing world we want to live in
— Ian Chapman, CEO & Publisher, Simon & Schuster UK
As a leader in the publishing industry, Simon & Schuster works assiduously to include, through its publishing and in its workforce, authors and employees from underrepresented communities. We are committed to making our workforce and publishing programs a reflection of the actual multifaceted population of our society. By fostering a workplace in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are an ongoing part of the daily life and fabric of Simon & Schuster, we will ensure that we are a company that values its employees and authors, that is a welcoming and safe environment for all, willing and ready to bring to readers books that have the power to change the world.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is expressed through increased focus on recruiting and staffing, retention and career development, mentoring, diversity and inclusion training for employees, and a continued emphasis on broadening our publishing lists and marketing efforts to serve underrepresented groups. In addition, Simon & Schuster awards various scholarships, and is involved in various community outreach programs that help to create awareness of publishing and help broaden the candidate pool among underrepresented groups.


“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is much more than an 'HR issue.' It is an essential ingredient in the design and implementation of our business and must necessarily be embedded in the day-to-day activities of our company.  True innovation requires that we reflect the world’s full diversity of individuals, opinions, and viewpoints. But it is not enough to simply include people at the table, but to amplify everyone’s voices, clear barriers, and appreciate each other for our unique backgrounds.”


—Amanda Armstrong-Frank, Director, Workplace Culture & Diversity Initiatives


Employee-Led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils


Simon & Schuster has three employee-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils, comprised of employees from all divisions and levels of the company–one led by the UK Office, which includes employees from our offices in London, Australia, India, one in Canada, and one in the United States. 
The focus of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils are to foster a positive and inclusive work environment, identify diversity, equity, and inclusion related issues and develop recommendations and initiatives that embrace the differences of current and potential employees. It is our goal that Simon & Schuster become an employer of choice, so that both prospective employees and authors of varied backgrounds will be attracted to Simon & Schuster and view the company as a superior publisher of quality books. We strive to maintain our exceptional reputation and competitive advantage in the publishing industry.

Further information on our global strategies to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our business can be found here.


As a business, we voted to partner with the UK’s national homelessness charity, Crisis.

Homelessness can be overwhelming. It’s uncomfortable to confront. Sometimes the more we see it, the more we want to look away. But ignoring homelessness won’t help us to end it. This crisis has reached urgent levels.

300,000 households across Great Britain could be forced into homelessness this year because of the rising cost of living and the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.

Throughout 2023 and 2024, alongside a substantial financial commitment, staff will be working with the dedicated team at Crisis to fundraise, raise awareness and support their efforts to help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether. 

For more information or to donate: