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Our Society

As a digital-first organization that provides expert solutions to professionals, we are present where critical decisions are made daily. Sustainability is at the heart of our strategy and drives the way we interact with our stakeholders. Our product impact portfolio highlights the sustainable impact our expert solutions have on customers and society


Positive Impact

We focus on the world’s most critical areas, touching the lives of millions of people. Our work helps to protect people’s health and prosperity and contributes to a safe and just society.

By helping our customers optimize the way they do business – using our products to provide better healthcare, navigate change, solve complex problems, and build better judicial and regulatory systems – Wolters Kluwer has a positive impact on society.

The Management Scope Corporate Impact Index 2019 measures the 100 largest companies in the Netherlands for their social contribution, which are analyzed and ranked based on performance in areas like sustainability and financial health. We’re proud to be recognized in this Dutch management magazine, among such a group of leading organizations.


Delivering Sustainable Impact

Wolters Kluwer is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address global economic, social, and environmental challenges the world faces. Through our value creation model, we especially contribute to three of the SDGs:



Sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy is underpinned by our ambition to deliver economic, social, and environmental impact through our expert solutions. We continuously aim to minimize our environmental footprint and play a part in the circular economy.

2018 Sustainability data

Sustainability is an important driver of long term value creation for all our stakeholders and we strive to incorporate sustainability efforts into our business operations. Our product impact portfolio shows how our products impact society.

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Princess Máxima Center

Wolters Kluwer provides the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, a national initiative in the Netherlands created to improve the quality of oncology treatment and care for children, with deep domain expertise in healthcare by offering two medical expert solutions, UpToDate and Lexicomp, and monetary support. The solutions offer medical professionals the most recent research and evidence in the healthcare domain.

With this, Wolters Kluwer aims to empower medical professionals to make decisions with confidence and reduce variability to ensure patients benefit from the best knowledge and evidence.

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Responsible Supply Chain

We work together with our suppliers because we acknowledge our responsibility in the supply chain. We review our procurement process critically and are striving to achieve an environmentally and socially sustainable supply chain.

The Supplier Management Program includes initial due diligence and ongoing review of third-party relationships. This helps ensure the supplier provides products and services consistent with our requirements and those of our clients.

Suppliers are requested to sign the Wolters Kluwer Supplier Code of Conduct and to confirm whether they operate in one or more of the listed countries and industries.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The countries and industries in scope for the evaluation are published here. If (i) the product is manufactured in or service is directly delivered from one of the countries listed and (ii) the supplier is active in one of the industries listed, we require the vendor to present relevant sustainability certifications for which the supplier is certified. These may include at least one of the following social certifications (or equivalent):

  • OHSAS 18001, ICTI, Smeta (Sedex), UL (PGA), SA8000, BSCI, ETI, ISO 37001
  • We recommend that the supplier is also certified for at least one of the following environmental certifications (or equivalent):
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, EMAS, China Environmental Label, QC 080000, UL Environment, LEED, BREEAM
  • Suppliers for printed media and office paper products need to be certified by at least one of the following certifications:
  • FSC, PEFC, SFI, EU Ecolabel, Nordic Swan, Blauer Engel