Understanding our mission and values, and the way we achieve them

Oxford University Press employs more than 6,000 people, and its books, materials and services are sold in 188 countries worldwide. It is important to us that we carry out our work in accordance with our core values and principles at all times, and in all territories.

We have a number of codes and guidelines that we adhere to, and that help frame our relationships with our suppliers, authors, customers, and other partners.

For more details on some of these please see the links below:

  1. Oxford University Press Code of Conduct
    Our Code of Conduct presents a set of values and principles that underpin all of our work at Oxford University Press. It also includes OUP's commitments across a range of important ethical and social concerns. We have two versions of our Code; one for our employees and one for our partners.

  2. Oxford University Press Anti-Bribery and Fraud Standards
    We are committed to carrying out business to the highest standards of integrity and in accordance with relevant legislation. OUP has zero tolerance of bribery and fraud, and believes the fight against bribery and fraud is in the broader interests of business and civil society.

  3. Modern Slavery Act Statement
    This statement has been prepared by Oxford University Press is accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is important to us that we carry out our work in accordance with our core values and principles at all times, and in all territories and we look to our partners to do the same.

  4. Use of Personal Information
    We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting data privacy laws around the world. Our privacy policy and related cookie policy aim to provide transparency and clarity on how we use your personal information to provide you with our products and services.

  5. UK Gender Pay Gap Report
    In the UK, all companies with more than 250 employees must report their gender pay gap. As a department of the University of Oxford, our figures are included in the overall University report. Additionally, we have decided to share our UK gender pay gap figures separately, using the same measures as outlined by the guidelines.

  6. Health, Safety, and Security Policy Statement
    This statement expands on the aspects of a safe workplace that we also cover in our Code of Conduct. We are committed to the protection and wellbeing of our employees, and ensure that we comply to the necessary health and safety laws across the regions in which we operate. This policy, along with our Global Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Management Framework, guides our health and safety initiatives and actions.

  7. Our Environmental Commitment
    We are committed to measuring our impact on the environment both locally and globally, and identifying areas where we can minimize this impact, or use our resources more effectively. We also ensure that we comply with relevant environmental legislation in the regions in which we operate across the world 
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