Mondadori’s 2014 Report, drafted in accordance with the most up-to-date version (GRI-G4) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Media Sector Disclosures, is approved by the Board of Directors.
On the basis of the current coverage of the General Standard Disclosures and the Specific Standard Disclosures, associated with material aspects, the “in accordance” option to the GRI-G4 standard as declared by Mondadori is “in accordance – core”.
Mondadori has announced that its 2013 Sustainability Report is now available. The document, which can be viewed also online – www.gruppomondadori.it – in the “Sustainability” section – completes the information contained in the 2013 Annual Report and outlines in detail the company’s performance in Italy with regard to sustainable development and the main indicators for the sector.
For Mondadori, the report, now in its third edition, provides not only an account of the company’s approach to issues related to social responsibility, but also and most importantly is a tool in support of a virtuous mechanism, that is in the character of the company, that aims to ensure the implementation of a range of management processes and improvements in the company’s economic, environmental and social performance.
“During the year we have taken resolute measures to deal with the challenges imposed by dramatic changes in the markets in which we operate,” declared Ernesto Mauri, chief executive of the Mondadori Group. “This has involved a system of organisational and management choices based on a new approach that takes account of the irreversible evolution of the media world while safeguarding the company opportunities for growth. We have consequently profoundly changed the company’s structure, through renewal and improving business and productive efficiency in order to guarantee a sustainable future for the company and its stakeholders, in line with the role that Mondadori wants to continue to play in civil society,” Mauri underlined.
“With the Sustainability Report we want to give an account of our results, large and small, within the management of a company in full respect of the rules governing its business activities, but also the needs of our customers and the expectations of our stakeholders,” Mauri concluded.
The document, approved by the board of directors and subjected to external review, has been prepared in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for the reporting of sustainability version G 3.1 with a B+ level of application of the standard.
Mondadori has announced the publication of its Sustainability Report for the year 2011. The document, which is available online at www.gruppomondadori.it – in the “Sustainability” section, provides an account of the performance and the main initiatives of the Mondadori Group in Italy in terms sustainable development.
The process, launched by Mondadori with the creation of its Sustainability Committee and the preparation of a social report for internal dissemination and use, has led to the publication of the first public document in which the Group gives an account of its approach to issues of social responsibility.
“For over a hundred years Mondadori has been a publishing house driven by a passion for the craft of publishing, a curiosity about new tastes and trends and the courage to innovate. We are part of the history and culture of our country and we have always been aware of the role of responsibility that each company and especially a company engaged in culture, has with respect to the broader community,” Maurizio Costa, deputy chairman and chief executive of the Mondadori Group.
“With the Sustainability Report our relationship with all our stakeholders is enhanced with a tool for dialogue and reflection that will help both them and us to continue to pursue growth while continuing to respect the values that have always guided us,” Costa concluded.
The presentation of the issues and the data in the 2011 Sustainability Report has been made in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI – version G 3.1 with application-level C+) and reviewed by an external company. In line with this, Mondadori’s Code of Ethics has been revised, to take account of new demands and needs of all its stakeholders.
The “Sustainability” section of the company’s web site www.gruppomondadori.it also includes a presentation of the Group’s environmental policy, in terms of its vision and objectives for a reduction of the environmental impact associated with their activities, promoting, among other things, a responsible use of natural resources.