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Bertelsmann SE

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Taking responsibility for more than 110.000 employees and for the impact our business operations have on society and the environment is an integral part of Bertelsmann’s Corporate Culture.

The Bertelsmann Essentials codify social responsibility as a core value for all the company’s employees, executives and shareholders. In accordance with the principle of delegating responsibility, specific corporate responsibility projects and actions are therefore executed in a decentralized manner. Responsibility towards our employees, the promotion of media literacy and social engagement are major areas of action, as are media appeals for help and donations and protecting our environment and climate.

To satisfy the growing demands of its stakeholders in relation to social and ecological topics, Bertelsmann publishes facts and figures about corporate responsibility and compliance on its website.

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10/25/2016 | Bertelsmann Presents Information about Sustainability Efforts

Bertelsmann has published a new Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine documenting its social and environmental efforts. The publication, titled


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.