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Environmental, Social, and Governance

Living Our Values

Our Values Guide the Work We Do

HMH® is a purpose-driven organization, dedicated to uplifting educators and students. Our commitment to caring for the environment, fostering employee growth, and supporting communities and schools guides the work we do every day.


Our Sustainability Commitments

As a company focused on creating a better world for all children, we feel it’s our obligation to make environmentally responsible choices. We are expanding our sustainability program to meet the challenges of today’s world.


Responsible Paper Practices

HMH surpassed the goals outlined in our 2019–2022 paper policy. On average, between 2019 and 2022, 98% of HMH-purchased paper for education products was manufactured with at least 10% recycled fiber. During that time, our sustainable paper practices saved the equivalent of more than 1.1 million trees.



Employee Engagement

HMH believes high performance starts with our people. We remain focused on an equation for success that’s grounded in our mission and values: Employee Success + Customer Success = Company Success. We seek to promote a company culture where all team members feel included, valued, and highly engaged in the work that they do.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We cultivate an employee community, a company culture, and a business strategy that reflect the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of HMH team members and the students and educators we serve. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in our actions and products.


Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to giving back to communities around the world. HMH employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year through giving and volunteering. HMH’s matching gift program, paid time off for volunteering, and annual Volunteer Week enable employees to amplify their impact with causes they are passionate about.



Oversight and Business Ethics

Strong governance anchors our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. HMH's ESG Council, Board of Directors, and Executive Leadership Team ensure our actions are in line with our values. We adhere to a sound ethics and compliance program, respect and protect human rights, and value data privacy and cybersecurity.


ESG Council

HMH’s ESG Council, comprised of Executive Leadership Team members and other leaders from across the business, in collaboration with Veritas Capital, oversees the development of our ESG strategy.


More Information

Esg report WF1772350

2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report


2022 ESG Fact Sheet