Bertelsmann Publishes Communication On Progress For UN Global Compact
Bertelsmann published its tenth annual Communication on Progress for the United Nations Global Compact , the world’s biggest corporate responsibility initiative. In the report, Bertelsmann summarizes its efforts in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.
Bertelsmann has published its tenth Communication on Progress, a report mandated by the Global Compact to record the progress made on its corporate responsibility (CR) efforts. With more than 13,000 participating companies and organizations from around 160 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s biggest CR initiative. As a member, Bertelsmann has committed itself to annually disclose its diverse CR efforts in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. “In 2019, we continued to make progress on putting corporate responsibility into action and further developing our corporate culture,” says Bertelsmann’s Chief Human Resources Officer Immanuel Hermreck. “This is also shown in our good CR ratings from external rating agencies. Many people in the company contributed to this success, at all levels. On behalf of the Bertelsmann CR Council, I would like to thank everyone for their support. Let’s keep up the good work!”
Progress made over the past year
The report shows the progress Bertelsmann and its divisions have made over the past year matters of CR. It covers a wide range of responsibility topics, including health, learning, environmental and climate protection, diversity, and responsibility for content. The report provides detailed information on how these topics are being addressed at various levels at Bertelsmann. Focal points include reducing CO2 emissions, the Udacity scholarship program, and increasing the share of women in top and senior management. The topic of compliance is also included, as is customer data protection.