At a corporate level, we support initiatives in need of our help in places outside our operations.
At a local level our employees act on their own initiative or team up with customers to support community initiatives. Our combined expertise helps to create a lasting impact on the quality of life in our communities..
Employees are encouraged to develop ideas that support their local communities. Offering their expertise, products, judgment, and time, they significantly contribute to making their communities more successful.
Wolters Kluwer regularly partners with customers to create an impact at the community level, improving the quality of life for communities. We also support customers worldwide wherever the need arises.
Community Involvement Requests
Contributing to the community efforts of partners is an opportunity to interact with people and organizations around us. This helps us to better understand our role as a global corporate citizen. It also provides the opportunity to broaden and innovate the usage and development of our products and services.
Alignment with our identity and objectives
We believe that our community sponsoring contributions should align with our corporate identity and business objectives so that we can critically assess proposals.
Community sponsoring efforts should therefore:
We will be using a grid to assess the applicability of proposals.
If you think your proposal fits the above, please send your request with an explanation why you think your proposal aligns to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will try to get back to you within a week with a reaction.
Local and/or national activities
Following the guidelines you might expect that local and/or market-specific activities will not be sponsored by Wolters Kluwer globally. For those activities you better contact Wolters Kluwer locally or send your request to one of the Communications Leads of the divisions and units of Wolters Kluwer. See the media contacts
page for their details.
Wolters Kluwer initiates disaster relief efforts in the Philippines
The typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has had a devastating impact on the life of a large part of the population. In support of disaster relief efforts to help the victims, several initiatives have been set up by Wolters Kluwer. First of all, Wolters Kluwer is actively supporting the Red Cross' efforts to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan by calling for donations from the employees and by committing to amplifying employee donations through a special
matching donation program
, which matches the total amount of donations received through its employees.
The donations to the Red Cross by employees and the company are in addition to the free access to an
Emergency Resources Portal
which Wolters Kluwer has set up. This initiative, which can be valued at approximately $360,000, has given much needed support to Philippine hospitals and healthcare institutions which are doing a tremendous job in providing emergency and trauma care to those affected by the disaster. The portal provides free online access to emergency, disaster, and trauma resources via its
platform. Access is immediate and will be available for 60 days. In addition, Wolters Kluwer Health is participating in the National Library of Medicine's (NLM)
Emergency Access Initiative
(EAI) providing access to more than 40 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journals.
"We offer our deepest sympathies to the people suffering from this unprecedented natural disaster," said Cathy Wolfe, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. "As a provider of medical information, it's our mission to provide health care professionals and first responders with fast access to the medical literature in support of emergency and trauma care to those affected by the disaster."
If your hospital or organization is assisting with relief efforts in the Philippines, please contact Ovid Customer Support at
to learn more about the emergency resource access.