London, December 11, 2013 – Ecometrica, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability software, is delighted to announce that Pearson plc (LSE: PSON), a British multinational publishing and education company, has selected Ecometrica Sustainability to manage its mandatory carbon reporting obligations under new UK legislation that requires main-market London-listed firms to publicly state their annual emissions.
Employing over 37,000 people and a primary constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, Pearson is the world’s leading education company. From early learning to professional certification, Pearson’s curriculum materials educate millions of people worldwide every year – more than any other private enterprise. Pearson also holds a 47% stake in Penguin Random House, the world’s largest consumer book publisher, and a 50% stake in the Economist Group, the publishing group which specialises in international business.
Pearson have commissioned Ecometrica’s Ecometrica Sustainability solution to manage its sustainability profile in order to be completely ready for, and fully compliant with, UK mandatory carbon reporting regulations.
“Ecometrica is delighted to be assisting with Pearson – the word’s leading learning company. Pearson’s activities include book publishing, newspapers and educational media. Its operations are global and complex, covering over 1200 sites.”
– Richard Tipper, Chairman