Corporate Social Responsibility

Mediahuis actively contributes to a sustainable society, with equal opportunities for all and respect for nature. Our news brands independently support various charities. At corporate level, Mediahuis works with De Genereuzen, Kom op tegen Kanker and YAR and pays special attention to care for the environment.

De Genereuzen

In 1977 De Standaard was a co-founder of Hart voor Handicap. This organisation sets up emancipation projects that provide development opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities. Despite all the great projects, people with and without disabilities still often live in separate worlds. That’s why Hart voor Handicap started De Genereuzen in 2018: a movement that concretely works on inclusion. De Genereuzen is committed to getting people with and without disabilities living and working together. Not through words, but with through actions.
Mediahuis has signed the charter of De Genereuzen and has committed to contribute to a society where everyone belongs and inclusion is the norm.

Kom op tegen Kanker

Kom op tegen Kanker is a non-governmental organisation that defends the right of cancer patients to the best treatment and care, and the right of people to a healthy environment. It does so by setting up healthcare projects or providing financial support, funding scientific research, influencing policies and information and prevention. Mediahuis supports Kom op tegen Kanker by taking part in the charity’s annual 1,000 km cycling event. Dozens of employees actively participate. Colleagues and their family members contribute financially to help the cyclists get maximum sponsorship..

YAR

Youth at Risk (YAR) helps young people with complex problems in various areas of life. These are mostly, but not exclusively, young people who have been through the juvenile court. YAR offers these people a chance to get their lives back on track. Two programmes are at the core: YAR Coaching and YAR Wonen. These programmes help them understand that they alone are responsible for their choices, and that making conscious choices is the first step in taking your life into your own hands. Mediahuis helps YAR, among other things, by giving as wide exposure to the support programmes as possible.

Respect for the environment

All Mediahuis newspapers of Mediahuis are printed on 100% recycled FSC-certified paper at Printing Partners, the group’s printing companies in Paal-Beringen and Groot-Bijgaarden. The FSC label is only awarded to sustainably managed forests. The main criteria are respect for natural forests and indigenous populations and a ban on genetically manipulated trees and the most harmful pesticides. In addition, the printers strive to be granted not only the FSC label, but also the PEFC label (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification), while maintaining the ISO 14001 certificate. This guarantees a systematic approach to all environmental aspects with attention to the existing legal framework. The editors themselves are also certified: they not only respect the internal procedures, they also distribute the ecological message to readers.