Management Approach Disclosures
- GRI 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary
- GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components
- GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
ProSiebenSat.1 Group does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, ethnic background and nationality, sex and gender identity, religion and ideology, or sexual orientation and identity. The Group promotes a corporate culture that forbids any type of sexual violence or abuse of power. For years, we have taken up a clear position against such behavior with our Code of Conduct. All employees are encouraged to report discrimination or violations of other principles set out in the Code of Conduct to the Company’s Compliance Officers, for example. In addition, we provide the workforce all over Germany with mandatory training on the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG). Via the private media association VAUNET, we participate in the Themis advice center against sexual harassment and violence, which provides assistance for those affected in the film, television and theater industry.
Moreover, based on a company agreement concluded in 2018, employees and third parties have the opportunity to report legal violations anonymously via an external Ombuds Office as part of the pre-existing reporting system with exclusively internal channels. The Ombuds Office accepts complaints and reports by telephone or e-mail, checks their plausibility and then forwards them to Group Compliance. In the event of reports of serious suspicions and after internal evaluation, the Chief Compliance Officer promptly informs the management.
- GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
In 2019, a total of four cases (previous year: seven) were recorded in connection with sexual harassment and other discrimination. All procedures were concluded in the reporting period.