IET joins United Nations SDG Publishers Compact

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Publishers Compact, committing to develop and implement sustainability principles aimed at accelerating progress towards achieving the SDG by 2030.

By joining the SDG Publishers Compact, the IET joins publishing organisations from around the world in a commitment to act as champions of the SDG and publish content that will help inform, develop, and inspire action in that direction.

Vincent Cassidy, Head of Academic Markets at the IET, commented: “The IET’s publishing strategy aligns with our overarching mission to share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. Signing the SDG Publishers Compact is a meaningful way that we can reinforce our commitment to these goals and join other publishers in advancing their progress.”

As a specialist publisher for the global engineering and technology community, the IET actively publishes a wide range of books and journals in subject areas that support the SDG – providing researchers and practitioners around the world with the information they need to tackle the biggest societal and sustainability challenges.

Joining this compact is an important action that supports the IET’s own 2030 strategy, which was inspired in part by the SDG.

As a diverse home across engineering and technology, the IET is committed to supporting the vast opportunities that these fields have to uncover engineering feats and technological advances that will aid in solving societal problems in the future.

 

 

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About the IET

  • We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world.
  • We are a diverse home for engineering and technology intelligence throughout the world. This breadth and depth means we are uniquely placed to help the sector progress society.
  • We want to build the profile of engineering and technology to change outdated perceptions and tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.
  • Interview opportunities are available with our spokespeople from a range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and diversity in engineering.
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Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager
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Sophie Lockhart
Senior Communications Executive
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