Focused Responsibility

Acting strategically means making deliberate, conscious decisions – consciously in favor of some things and consciously against others. We strive to act sustainably and responsibly where our value creation and our stakeholders' expectations intersect: in our business environment, our media and services, toward our employees, in society, and in dealing with the environment.

Bertelsmann and its divisions engage in a multifaceted exchange with various stakeholder groups. This dialog, along with a comprehensive issues and risk management system, as well as external ratings and rankings that rate our business activities, help us to continually gauge and review the purposefulness of our efforts.