Communication on Progress 2013

Participant
Published
  • 2013/02/21
Time period
  • February 2012  –  February 2013
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • February 21st, 2013

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Social Publish Verlag 2010 GmbH reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    
Alexander Dorn
    Managing Director

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • We respect Human Rights in our operations and our supply chain.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • Being an SME we don't have any operational measures (e.g. code of conduct) implemented but due to our corporate culture are aware of the topic and its relevance.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • A number of articles in the business magazine enorm dealing with the issue of human rights.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • We conduct our business in accordance with german law and are mindful of labour-related risks.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • Due to our corporate culture are aware of the topic and its relevance.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • A number of articles in the past year in the business magazine enorm dealing with the issue and it's relevance especially in the supply chain. The series "Kettentaucher" in the magazine regularly depicts the supply chain of products (e.g. blue jeans, chocolate) any by that raises awareness also for labour issues.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • We set high standards during the production of our magazine, e.g. sourcing of the paper, printing and distribution. Along the whole process environmental issues are monitored and evaluated on a yearly basis.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • Since 2012 the business magazine enorm carries the german "Blauer Engel" eco-label.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • We continually report about environmental issues in our magazine and by that raise awareness for the issue.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • Due to our corporate culture are aware of the topic and its relevance.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • No formal measures atre in place but the issue is taken into account by the general management in it's daily business of running the company.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • In the past year we have published various articles dealing with the issue of and by that raise awareness for the issue.