Acting with Responsibility - for the Company and Society
For us, entrepreneurial success is measured not only by economic indicators but also by how sustainably and responsibly we act. We see ourselves as part of and a partner in the society in which we live.
Our actions are clearly guided by the Bertelsmann Code of Conduct, a guideline that has been established for many years and which is binding for all employees. This Code of Conduct reflects our company's fundamental identity. We treat each other with mutual respect and trust and do not tolerate harassment or discrimination:
- Every individual shall be treated fairly, respectfully and with dignity. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities and encourage a respectful and tolerant workplace in which everyone’s unique value is recognized. Sexual harassment, discrimination, racism, bullying, abuse of power, intimidation, threats, or any other form of harassment are not tolerated.
- We do not allow discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, age, disability, religion or belief, or any other characteristic specified under applicable anti-discrimination law or company policy.
Through our corporate responsibility activities, we assume responsibility - towards our employees, society and the environment.
We pay particular attention to the topics:
"As an innovative company, we need and promote strong personalities. Motivation, creativity and commitment are the hallmarks of our employees. To achieve this, everyone must be able to develop as freely as possible. I am glad and proud that Bertelsmann's corporate values embody exactly this."