United Kingdom

Macmillan’s UK divisions 

All of our divisions have been addressing sustainability issues since 2010. We are on our way to reducing our environmental impact throughout all of our business operations.

Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan is one of the world’s most notable publishers.

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MDL (Macmillan Distribution) includes our warehouse in Swansea, Wales, as well as our own and third-party distribution for many other publishers.

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Priddy Books

Priddy Books is one of the most famous children’s books publishers specializing in books for the youngest of readers.

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MPIL is the backbone of the divisions — providing business support and integration to the various divisions. 

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Responsible Sourcing

100% of directly purchased and printer supplied paper in the UK is FSC. Most books printed in Asia are also FSC certified and all new books and reprints feature the FSC logo.


WWF Timber Scorecard

In 2019, WWF UK completed their final “Timber Scorecard” in which Pan Macmillan earned the highest possible rating for our paper sourcing policy. Our Policy can be found below.


New Headquarters

In 2019, Pan Macmillan moved its headquarters to The Smithson, which is centrally located in London and features LED lighting, bike racks, showers, and outdoor terraces.


Renewable Energy

Beginning in 2021, MDL is procuring locally-sourced renewable energy. In addition, other sites receive renewable energy credits via REGOs  in the UK.


Book Chain Project

Pan Macmillan UK is an active member of the Book Chain Project, which brings together publishers, printers, and paper mills to increase transparency within the supply chain. BCP focuses on paper sourcing, chemicals and materials, and labour & environment.

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Zero Waste Operation

MDL has made substantial efforts to reduce waste in their distribution operations and in employee well-being. We are looking into converting single use cups and bottles to reusables. In 2020, we had a 97% diversion rate from landfill inclusive of recycled books at our warehouse, which is considered a “zero waste operation.”


Employee Engagement

MDL began a Sustainability Team composed of a variety of employees across the business in November 2019.

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