Social Responsibility

  • GRI 3-3

The “Social Responsibility” chapter comprises the following material topics: working conditions and diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility . The first topic is presented in the “Working Conditions and Human Resources Strategy” section. In addition, this chapter reports on training and education, recruiting and retaining young talent, occupational health and safety and health management, and United Internet’s social commitment.

United Internet aims to be a fair and attractive employer. In line with this, it regularly improves its employees’ working conditions and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (with a focus on accessibility issues). In addition, United   Internet aims to fully live up to its social responsibility in the working environment by offering wide-ranging training and continuous professional development opportunities, and champions compliance with occupational health and safety requirements. United   Internet’s qualified staff are a key factor in its success. Their specialist knowledge and technological expertise enable them to rise to the challenges posed every day by the rapid pace of change and the short innovation cycles in the internet and telecommunications sector. United   Internet also attaches great importance to making a social commitment and supporting social projects above and beyond its own internal activities, including by leveraging its strong brands with their substantial reach.

United Internet aims to be a fair and attractive employer.

United Internet’s ability to meet its short-, medium-, and long-term staffing requirements and to ensure that the Group has the necessary specialist skills is critically important. Should it fail to do this, United Internet might not be able to do business effectively, or to achieve its growth targets, in the future any longer.

The topics mentioned above are largely managed independently within the segments, and consequently the segment management board members are responsible for them.

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.