Corporate Social Responsibility

Working with Corporate Social Responsibility for more than a century, it is an integrated part of Egmont’s DNA.

How we work with CSR

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.

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+500 suppliers

Enrolled in the Social Compliance Programme

46%

Women in management

SDG 4, 8 & 12

Defined as Egmont’s focus areas

Responsible supply chain

Egmont Social Compliance Programme
Egmont’s Code of Conduct
Social audits
Product safety and quality

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.

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Egmont’s Code of Conduct

Our work with social responsibility is scoped in Egmont’s Code of Conduct, which outlines requirements that business partners must comply with.

Go to Egmont’s Code of Conduct

Social audits

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.

CSR reports

Egmont’s reports on Corporate Social Responsibility

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Responsible employees

Whistle­blowing system
Business Ethics Policy

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.

Go to Egmont Whistleblowing Policy

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. 

Responsible company

Environment and climate
Employee engagement
Diversity
Charitable activities

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.

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Employee engagement

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.

Diversity

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.

Charitable activities

Egmont is a foundation. Every year, we donate EUR 13 million to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Denmark and Norway.

Go to the Egmont Foundation