Working with Corporate Social Responsibility for more than a century, it is an integrated part of Egmont’s DNA.
Egmont has been a responsible company since the very beginning. Our founder, Egmont Harald Petersen, came from humble beginnings, and he never forgot. To fulfil his last will, his family converted the business into a foundation supporting vulnerable children and young people.
Today, charitable activities and social responsibility is still a vital part of Egmont’s DNA. We work with responsibility within three focus areas: Responsible supply chain, Responsible company, and Responsible employees.
Enrolled in the Social Compliance Programme
Women in management
SDG 4, 8 & 12
Defined as Egmont’s focus areas
Egmont Social Compliance Programme
The Egmont Social Compliance Programme focuses on responsible supply chain management and product safety and quality. We monitor third-party manufacturers’ social compliance level via social audits, on-going dialogue and inspections.Go to Egmont Social Compliance Programme
Part of Egmont’s work with responsible supply chain management is auditing of first tier or core manufacturers based on country risk assessment. All new and current suppliers need to go through an approval process to produce Egmont products and licensors’ products.
Product safety and quality
Egmont works with product safety and quality through the Egmont Social Compliance Programme to ensure that all our products are safe to use. This is especially important for products aimed at children. We have a comprehensive test and inspection programme to ensure that our products comply with applicable legislation.
We encourage our employees to speak up about any conduct that is not in line with Egmont’s ethics and values. Egmont has a whistleblowing policy that includes an online whistleblowing system where employees and stakeholders can voice their concerns.
We are committed to operate with high business ethics standards and act with integrity across all our businesses and with full respect for the law. Our Business Ethics Policy covers areas such as anti-corruption and bribery, gifts and entertainment, competition law, illegal use of content and conflicts of interest. All Egmont employees will be trained in the new Policy.
Environment and climate
Egmont works to promote greater environmental responsibility. We expect our employees and business partners to take steps to work in a sustainable manner within six key areas: energy consumption, packaging, waste, chemicals, transportation and paper.Go to Egmont Environmental Policy
People are our most important asset, and it is one of Egmont’s strategic priorities to be people-driven. We conduct engagement surveys twice a year, and continuously invest in our leadership training to keep Egmont’s overall engagement rate at a high level.
Egmont aims to hire and promote a diverse set of competencies. When recruiting or promoting people, Egmont demands that both male and female candidates are identified. Diversity in our workforce is not only a matter of gender but also educational background, level of experience, age and cultural and religious background.