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Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new to Egmont, but is a big part of our history. The work with CSR is now an integral part of the business

Egmont’s Founder Egmont Harald Petersen came from humble beginnings and he never forgot. To fulfill his last will his family testamented a part of the business' revenue to vulnerable children and young people. This way the family could give back to society. These charitable activities still shape Egmont's identity and commercial foundation.

 

Egmont’s work with CSR

In addition to the Egmont Foundation’s work with CSR, the CSR agenda has developed and the current focus areas are:

  • Egmont Social Compliance Programme
  • UN Global Compact
  • Anti-corruption - and bribery
  • Environment incl. PREPS
  • Safe Internet

These focus areas are chosen based on their importance to manage a successful business and secure future success. The three P's in the triple bottom line framework: People, Planet and Profit guide the work with the five areas.

Our work with CSR in the operational part of the business is based on compliance. This means our work is based on Egmont’s Code of Conduct (CoC) which is our expectations to how our employees and our suppliers behave and is a requirement for cooperation.

 

UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact is an international standard for business’ work with CSR and Egmont sees great value in working with these principles. In January 2013 Egmont became a signatory to the UN Global Compact and thereby committed to sustain our work on human rights, labour rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption. We just published our third Communication on Progress (COP) in relation to this commitment and the report can be found here. With the report we seek to give our stakeholders a view into our work on human rights, labour rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption.