The Group contributed to assisting the victims of the tsunami in December 2004. Working with the Intersos NGO and in agreement with the Italian civil protection service, Mondadori provided funding to Sri Lanka (the area assigned to receive assistance from Italy) for the construction of the Vocational Training Centre for teenagers in Muthur, in the northeastern part of the country. Lasting a year, the project helped create new job opportunities for young people from the region and involves the building of a school offering further training activities. This was left as a donation to the Muthur community through the involvement of a local NGO.
The Group is a member of Sodalitas, the biggest regionally-based association in the Confindustria system, which aims to combine the socially responsible commitment of businesses and managers to achieve a common purpose: promoting corporate sustainability as concerns the environment, the community, the market and the world of work..