Responsibility and sustainability form a natural part of our business. This stems from our historical heritage and our role in society as a leading technology and communications company.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At TDC Group, we view social responsibility as an integral part of our business. Our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) therefore begins in our business areas and reflects our ambition to actively use our core competencies to operate and develop TDC Group in a way that promotes sustainability and contributes positively to society’s development.
At the same time, our strategic focus on CSR helps us generate commercial value. Not only by reinforcing the company’s reputation, but also by reducing costs, encouraging innovation and improving our understanding of what our stakeholders expect.
At TDC Group, we believe that CSR initiatives should clearly reflect and match our identity and profile; who we are, our activities and aspirations, the countries in which we operate, and our customers, employees and business partners. In this context, our fundamental objective plays a key role, which we have defined as: we bring people closer together.
Therefore, with our CSR strategy for 2016-2018, we have defined five focus areas to be used for structuring our approach to responsibility and sustainability. These areas are strategically linked to our core business and were chosen based on studies and dialogue with customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders as issues of most significance to our company and stakeholders, and where we can make the greatest difference. The five focus areas are shown in the figure below:
Our CSR strategy covers the entire TDC Group, but with a special focus on Denmark, as this is where the majority of our business activities are based.
Anti-corruption and gifts
UN Global Compact
Partner Code of Conduct
When customers purchase products from the TDC Group, they can be sure that responsibility – with regard to human rights and the environment, for example – has been emphasized in every link of the value chain. We make high demands on our suppliers, who are likewise required to apply them to their subcontractors. These demands take as their starting point the UN Global Compact, which we have participated in since 2009, and they are communicated to our stakeholders in the form of our Partner Code of Conduct, to which all suppliers and partners are expected to adhere.
- Emilie Wedell-Wedellsborg
- Head of CSR