Guarantee for the future
PRISA is the world’s leading company in the creation and distribution of content
in the fields of culture, education, news, information, and
entertainment in Spanish and Portuguese
2015 was an important year for PRISA. After the heavy sacrifices of the recent past, the Group has succeeded in returning to profitability, has continued apace with an accelerated reduction of our debt and is forging ahead with the cultural and technological transformation of our businesses.
This Annual Sustainability Report highlights our key accomplishments: we are the very model of a responsible company, both in our work generating cultural and educational content, as well as in the comprehensive range of social initiatives carried out in line with our management model. Despite the complex economic circumstances that we have experienced, at no time have we neglected our Corporate Social Responsibility, a strategic priority for our Board of Directors since 2008.
The founding principles at the root of our Group’s culture envisage the creation of value as well as service to the wider public beyond mere financial returns. Value for our clients and users, for our employees, for our shareholders and for society at large. Our constant innovation is evident in the remarkable growth of our media audiences, and the excellent performance of our digital education and learning systems in Latin America.
In 2015, ahead of schedule and voluntarily, we reported our non-financial information according to the new G4 version of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), and we were duly honored with the Latin American Award for Corporate Responsibility, awarded by the Ecumenical Social Forum.
PRISA has a solid project for the future, based on the talent of our professional teams and on a commitment to the defense of the democratic ideals of freedom and equality, indispensable if we are to meet the challenges facing our society.
I thank each and every one of those who bring to the company their invaluable contributions. Their efforts enable us to successfully face the future, a new era that begins today with renewed goals. I am confident that we will succeed, thanks to the effort and enthusiasm of all those who make up our teams.
Juan Luis Cebrián
Executive Chairman PRISA
Where we are
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Estados Unidos
- Puerto Rico
- Reino Unido
- República Dominicana
Application and scope
This Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report provides a faithful and transparent overview of the degree of development of the actions and commitments of PRISA in economic, social and environmental areas over the course of 2015. The data presented here provide a broad summary of the activities and operations of the Group in all the
countries where it is present.
Guiding principles behind the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report
The information should cover aspects that reflect the Group’s significant social. environmental and economic impacts, or those that would substantively influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. To meet this objective, the relevant data for the Group have been identified and categorized according to the established thresholds and the risks these pose for each of our companies.
Stakeholders are entities or individuals that can reasonably be expected to be significantly affected by PRISA’s activities. The company should endeavor to satisfy the demands and concerns of these groups through the improvement and maintenance of the quality of its products and activities. The reasonable expectations and interests of stakeholders are a basic point of reference for many of the decisions taken when drafting this report.
The report should present the organization’s performance in the wider context of sustainability, and reflect how it contributes via its actions to matters of an environmental, social and economic nature.
The Report’s coverage of the material topics and Indicators and the definition of the report boundary should be sufficient to reflect significant economic, environmental, and social impacts over the course of 2015.
The Report should reflect both positive and negative aspects of organizational performance in order to provide an informed assessment of overall performance.
The information is presented in such a way so that the stakeholders can analyze the evolution of organizational performance, and can do so with respect to other organizations.
The report should present information on management approach, and on economic, environmental, and social indicators in a way that is sufficiently accurate and detailed so that stakeholders may assess organizational performance.
This 2016 report provides continuity to those presented in previous years.
The report should present information in a way that is sufficiently understandable by the organization’s range of stakeholders so that these may access information and comprehend it.
For this Sustainability Report 2016, the organization has gathered, analyzed and disclosed information and processes used in the preparation of the report in a way that they can be subject to examination and that establishes the quality and materiality of the information.