Responsibility Rankings and Awards

External experts also assess our corporate responsibility performance. You can find an overview of how Bertelsmann scored in national and international rankings and ratings here.

Ratings and Rankings (Selection)

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

ISS-oekom  , CR Rating Media Industry, January 2018 Grade C+ (Prime)
EcoVadis  , CSR Rating, 2019 66/100 (Gold)
Sustainalytics  , ESG Rating, May 2019 62/100 (Average Performer)
CDP  , Climate Change, 2018 Grade C (Above Sector Average)
MSCI  , ESG Rating, October 2019 AA
UNIVERSUM Top 100  , Germany Top 100 Employers (ranking for students), 2019 #25 (Humanities/Social Sciences), #50 (Law), #74 (Business), #93 (IT)
trendence Germany's 100  (ranking for students), 2019 #49 (Business), #74 (IT)
NetFed  , CSR Benchmark for Websites, 2019 #11 (out of 75), #1 (out of 5 in media sector)

RTL Group

Penguin Random House


Bertelsmann have received numerous awards recognizing their commitment. They serve as both praise and incentive and confirm our continuing efforts to promote our concerns and projects.

Awards (Top Selection)

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Special award in regards to competition "Family Wins 2016"  , awarded by business development agency of district Gütersloh ("pro Wirtschaft GT") for "new ways, innovative solutions"
"E-Learning Award 2015" of E-Learning Journal  in the category "language training" for Bertelsmann University's digital language learning offerings
Brandon Hall Group  Learning and Development Award (Gold Award) in the category 'best custom content' for the course 'The Code of Conduct - An Introduction'
HR Excellence Award  , 2013 for "Lunch Connection"  project