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By helping our customers improve the way they do business, provide better healthcare, navigate change, and build better judicial and regulatory systems, Wolters Kluwer delivers value for its stakeholders—and contributes to shaping a better future for society at large. This is our overarching purpose as a company.

Through innovation-driven sustainability, we support our corporate strategy of creating value with our expert solutions, while making a positive impact on society. Recognitions such as inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, FTSE4Good and STOXX are proof positive of our ongoing commitment.

Our four strategic pillars — Customers & Solutions, Employee Engagement, Resource Management, and Community Involvement — help us create that value.

Value Creation Model

In 2016, as the below highlights illustrate, we made major progress in benchmarking our sustainability performance. Find out more about our progress in our 2016 Sustainability Report.

85% of revenue generated from digital solutions and services

Our innovative solutions contribute to a better society by enabling our customers to take sustainable decisions every day. Providing our services professionally ultimately results in satisfied customers.

67% of divisional CEOs are female

Among AEX listed companies, Wolters Kluwer leads the pack in terms of gender diversity, according to the 2017 Dutch Female Board Index from TIAS Business School. The strong participation of women in our ongoing digital transformation reflects the increased opportunities for women to attain senior positions within Wolters Kluwer.

12% reduction in paper use

As our digital transformation has continued, we have decreased paper use significantly. This reduction reflects an equivalent of around 27,012 trees.

982,357 downloads as an in-kind contribution

The long-term collaboration with the United Nations program ‘Hinari’, enabling communities in need to download Wolters Kluwer Health digital solutions free of charge, has resulted in a total contribution of 982,357 downloads over the past three years.

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