Working with CSR since the beginning
Egmont’s founder Egmont Harald Petersen came from humble beginnings and he never forgot. To fulfill his last will his family bequeathed a part of the business' revenue to children and young people in need. This way the family could give back to society. These charitable activities still shape Egmont's identity.
Every year Egmont donates money to help children and young people at risk in need so they can take part in creating a good life for themselves. Up to and including 2016 Egmont has donated Euro 370m.
How Egmont works with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Egmont works with CSR within four focus areas:
- UN Global Compact
- Egmont Social Compliance Programme
- Anti-corruption and – bribery
In addition, the plan is to take a closer look at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and analyze how Egmont can support the work with the SDGs. The four focus areas and the SDG initiatives will shape Egmont’s work with CSR through 2017-2020. Each focus area has been chosen because Egmont can make a positive difference within the specific areas while at the same time help ensure Egmont’s future success.
Egmont and the UN Global Compact
In 2013, Egmont signed the UN Global Compact principles. Working with the UN Global Compact and the ten principles of human rights, labour rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption brings great value to Egmont.