This is the third in our 12 Days of Christmas series of posts detailing how Wordcatcher Publishing Group Ltd plans to meet the ten commitments it signed up to as a signatory to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact.

3. Annually reporting on progress towards achieving the Sustainability Development Goals

The third commitment we have made is a pledge to report on our progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. While the aim is for companies to report annually, we prefer instead to report as and when we can announce milestones. Rather than waiting for months, we see this as offering an opportunity to react more quickly and respond to best practices.

Producing annual reports with fancy formatting will be possible in larger organisations, we choose instead to post on our website with updates. Needless to say, we don’t have any plans to print hundreds, or thousands, of copies to distribute as this seems to defeat the purpose of sustainability goals. If resources permit, we might have a downloadable PDF version, but as we look ahead to 2021, we aren’t making any promises on that.

Reporting is valuable, when done not to say how fabulous we are, but to inspire and inform change amongst others. So, we’ll commit to letting you know what we’re doing, when we’re doing it, and sharing what we see others doing that we like the look of.

In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s post about our plans to promote and acquire Sustainable Development Goal-related content.

Join in the conversation on social media with the hashtag #SDGPublishersCompact.

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