Corporate Social Responsibility
MEEDIA WHAT IS CSR
The raison d'etre of a company is to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life and culture and the development of society through the provision of products and services that address customers' needs and aspirations. This, together with the securing of appropriate profits, payment of taxes, payment of dividends to shareholders and the maintaining of employment, constitutes the foundation of a company and its fundamental corporate social responsibility.
MEEDIA OUR CSR POLICY
At MEEDIA we recognise that management of broader corporate responsibilities is a vital part in the life of a successful business. In respect of the environment, this means that we should take full account of the impacts we have in the management of our operations and in the execution of our business. It also means that we should be alive to the challenges posed to ourselves and to society by the environment. A wider view of Corporate Social Responsibility demands that we look further to an examination of the relationships we have within the communities in which we operate. Below are our eight commitments:
We are committed to a programme of management, continuous improvement and reporting of our direct and indirect impacts, which marks our contribution to improving the world in which we live.
We strive to be good corporate citizens around the world, recognising our responsibility to work in partnership with the communities in which we operate.
We are guided by our aim to be the employer of choice in all countries in which we operate.
We respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seek to be guided by its provisions in the conduct of our business.
Health and safety
We are committed to providing a working environment, which is both safe and fit for the intended purpose and ensures that health and safety issues are a priority for all business operations.
We regard suppliers as our partners and work with them to help us achieve our policy aspirations in the delivery of our products and services.
We provide our customers with a service hallmarked by integrity, quality and care.
Standards of business conduct
We are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in all respects according to rigorous ethical, professional and legal standards.
We recognise that our business activities have direct and indirect impacts on the societies in which we operate. We endeavour to manage these in a responsible manner, believing that sound and demonstrable performance in relation to corporate social responsibility policies and practices is a fundamental part of business success. We are committed to continuous improvement in our corporate social responsibility programme and encourage our business partners to strive for matching performance.
Our offices throughout the world are committed to achievement of our policy objectives and our performance will be periodically reviewed and externally verified to help us meet our policy goals and we will publish reports regularly.
The purpose of the policy is to make clear to all stakeholders what we mean by corporate social responsibility and how we propose to work towards achieving it.
The policy includes simple summary statements drawn from fuller policies on those topics, which, in our opinion, constitute corporate social responsibility. The exception to this rule is the case of "customers", where each business unit defines its own approach to its marketplace. The policy provides stakeholders with a statement of our commitments under a family of eight corporate social responsibility policies.
The corporate social responsibility policy applies throughout MEEDIA and governs our approach to all our activities.
MEEDIA believes that a responsible approach to developing relationships between companies and the communities they serve, global or local, is a vital part of delivering business success. How we interact with the world in which we operate determines our place within it. This statement of corporate social responsibility represents a first step into defining MEEDIA’s view and will be developed over time.
To provide a reference point to guide employees and stakeholders on the values which drive the conduct of our business and relationships with the world in which we operate.
MEEDIA is committed to demonstrating responsibility in its relationship with the world. All business units will allocate responsibility for dissemination, discussion and the embedding of the principles described in this statement into MEEDIA culture, and provide regular and timely feedback on progress.
The CEO is the main board director with primary responsibility. Stakeholders, particularly employees, are invited to provide feedback on the nature and operation of the corporate social responsibility statement.
Individual team leaders own each of the eight policy commitments, all of whom will monitor performance on a regular basis. The director of corporate social responsibility is responsible for co-ordinating operation of the statement and for reporting on it, via the MEEDIA company secretary, to the CEO and the board.