DK India, along with Pearson and Penguin Books, prides itself in being a socially and environmentally responsible company. Many green activities and programmes are executed with enthusiastic participation from DKites. Within DK India, a Green Committee has been set up that looks at ensuring judicious use of paper; all used paper from the three departments is re-used into making notepads. Green Days are also organized on a monthly basis where various NGOs are invited to sell their products and raise funds for their endeavours along with organizing donation camps for NGOs in need. The company is now contemplating getting in touch with various government schools and libraries to donate all extra copies of books that have not reached the bookshelves.
Green Penguin, founded in 2006, looks at ways of making Penguin a greener organization. The company is dedicated to avoiding waste at all levels – through day-to-day practices and by making its publishing as eco-friendly as possible. Apart from using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper for printing all its black-and-white titles, Penguin has also entered a five-year partnership with The Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, to plant 40,000 trees at the Penguin Wood in South Derbyshire, UK. The PenguinWalk, which encourages participation from employees of all Penguin companies across the world to commemorate World Environment Day on 5th June, helps raise funds for some excellent charities.
Within DK India, a Green Committee has been set up that looks at ensuring judicious use of paper: all used paper from the three departments is re-used into making notepads. DK’s Green Committee is now working with a Delhi-based NGO that takes all the paper waste we generate, and supplies us with recycled paper products in exchange. We encourage practices such as double-sided printing, using recycled notebooks, and electricity conservation, to name a few. Additionally, we're also working with Basera-e-Tabassum, the home that the Borderless World Foundation runs for girls who have been orphaned by militants in the Kashmir valley.