We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries. We’re proud to announce the top 5  contestants, who will join the… [Read more]

At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive health and research in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains as relevant as ever. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to embed… [Read more]

Over the past two decades, UN-publisher Research4Life (R4L) partnership has worked to bridge the digital divide, providing free or low-cost access to research for publicly funded institutions in the world’s least resourced countries. Over 10,000 institutions in 125 countries are now registered to access  the more than 106,000 resources in R4L. Elsevier is one of the 6 original founding and driving partners, providing a quarter of that research.… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation is part of Elsevier’s corporate responsibility program, along with a number of unique contributions dedicated to sustainable development:

WORLDSustainability. Sustainability at Elsevier is embedded across the entire organization. We equip communities with the knowledge that drives critical decision-making and innovation to tackle challenges of greatest importance to humanity, science and the planet. We do this by investing in world-class information, partnerships, technology and people.

Research4Life. Elsevier is a founding member of Research4Life, a public-private partnership that provides free and low-cost scientific research to scientists and doctors in more than 120 countries with the aim of aims to bridging the digital research divide. It is central to Elsevier’s goal of achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medical research information.

LIBRARIANSBook donations. As part of our commitment to sustainability and access, Elsevier donates returned or remaindered books to those who need it most. Since 2004, we have partnered with professional book donation organizations such as Book Aid International and Books for Asia, targeting schools, hospitals, universities and non profits in developing countries.