Penguin Random House Releases Diversity Audit, Suggests Race May Factor Into Future Hires

Penguin Random House Releases Diversity Audit, Suggests Race May Factor Into Future Hires


Publisher Penguin Random House conducted a diversity audit of its contributors and recently released its findings. 

The company stated:

We have a responsibility to achieve greater inclusion not only within our workforce population, but also throughout the community of creative and original voices we publish. And we know that our mission to publish books for everyone can be accomplished only if our Contributors’ demographics better represent the society we live in.

The company added that in June 2020, it “reaffirmed our commitment to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within our company and throughout the publishing industry, and our commitment to increase the number of books we publish, promote, market, and sell by Contributors of color.”

In order to get closer to this marker, the group did an audit

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