Statement from the Co-CEOs

“We are aware of the special nature of the media business, as both an opinion former and information provider. Our scale, reach and popularity offer us a unique position to have a positive impact on society. But we recognise this popularity also brings with it great responsibility. Responsibility to our audience and to society has always been integral to our business. It’s deeply rooted in our values. For us, business success isn’t measured purely in financial terms. After all, acting responsibly and sustainably undoubtedly generates value for our company, and contributes to our long-term development. Therefore, Corporate Responsibility is fundamental to our everyday business activity.

While we maintain a decentralised organisation, we have as much to learn from collaboration on CR as we do on other business topics. We see this as a real incentive to developing a common CR framework across RTL Group, and that is something we have been working on over the past two years. Together, we will keep on discovering how we can create additional value through CR, and contribute to the long-term development of our business.

Most importantly, we don’t just talk about making a difference. We put our words into action, focusing our efforts on the three areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact:

  • Press freedom: we are careful to ensure high editorial standards and journalistic freedom throughout RTL Group.
  • Society: we ensure our output reflects the diversity of our society, protects media consumers and intellectual property rights. We also use our high profile to raise money and awareness to help to make a difference to disadvantaged members of society
  • Employees: we do everything we can to ensure each of our employees has fair recognition, treatment, and working conditions, alongside development opportunities.

 

We invite you to read more about our Corporate Responsibility activities in this section of our website.”

 

Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch
Co-CEOs of RTL Group

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