Pearson plc operates extensively throughout the world. Business activities range from printing and publishing, distribution of products, educational services, assessment and testing of candidates for a number of clients. There is an opportunity through operating in many different countries to have a positive influence on people, environments and economies.
Through its business operations Pearson plc is in a position which demands corporate responsibility and Pearson plc intends to demonstrate this by training in diversity, community programmes and by attracting candidates for both assessment and testing as well as staff from all backgrounds.
Pearson VUE EMEA has its headquarter building, The Lighthouse, located in Salford Quays, Manchester.
Pearson VUE is an operating company within the Pearson plc Group and the main thrust of the business is assessment and testing of candidates in the professional driving, educational and professional academic fields. The largest contract which Pearson Driving Assessments delivers is the driving theory test on behalf of the Driving Standards Agency.
Pearson VUE is taking an active role within the Pearson group in developing a Sustainable Development Action Plan in the UK in collaboration with its clients.
This action plan sets out the commitment made by Pearson VUE to carry on its business activities embracing the principles of sustainable development and to achieve the targets it has set.
Pearson plc achieved Carbon Trust Standard accreditation in 2010, which recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. A particular focus for us is climate change, as one of the most serious issues facing the planet. Minimising our own environmental impact is not only the right thing to do; it is fundamental to our future as a sustainable business.
There are several ongoing Government initiatives with regard to sustainable development and in particular the strategy “Securing the Future” has had an effect on the approach taken to manage the impact Pearson VUE’s operation has on the environment, society and the economy.
The purpose of this action plan is to take Pearson VUE forward in a way that fosters sustainability throughout its policies, people, operations and procurement to the benefit of the environment and anyone who is touched by the operation of the business.
This action plan has been developed following discussions with clients, Pearson plc and with the members of the Environment and Sustainability Forum at Pearson VUE. Pearson plc understands that through its businesses it has a special, privileged role in society and strives to create the most effective educational and assessment services, the most reliable tests of achievement, the most independent and authoritative business news and analysis and the most informative books. These policies can be viewed by visiting the Pearson website at www.pearson.com.