August 1, 2022
Ukraine developments and Wolters Kluwer's response
The world has watched the invasion of Ukraine with growing horror and disbelief. Wolters Kluwer stands with Ukraine and the international community in condemning this unjustifiable aggression, which has created a humanitarian crisis in the heart of Europe.
Wolters Kluwer has been carefully considering the future of our customer relationships in Russia and Belarus, where we have a limited footprint, and, above all, what our actions would mean for people in the region. We have discontinued doing business in Russia and Belarus except for certain health products where there are compelling humanitarian reasons.
We continue to support Ukraine and the region in many ways. The local teams in the directly affected region and the rest of our teams in Europe and around the world are offering a wide range of support including providing financial assistance, housing, supplies, clothing, equipment and workspace, and more.
Our teams in Health are providing ongoing customer access to UpToDate for healthcare providers in Ukraine and the region in need and participating in Research4Life, part of the WHO Hinari Programme, to provide access to journal content for Ukraine medical institutions. Legal & Regulatory is making legal research resources available to lawyers to help Ukrainian refugees.
Wolters Kluwer is also making substantial donations to aid organizations supporting refugees and others impacted by Russia’s invasion, including the Red Cross.