Scout24 publishes first CSR-Report titled “Inspiring People – Impacting Worlds”
- Social Responsibility as key element of corporate culture
- Around 600 employees involved in social projects in 2016
- Diversity drives innovation at Scout24
Berlin / Munich, 16 May 2017 – Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries published its first CSR-Report „Inspiring People – Impacting Worlds“ on 16 May 2017. The report is available at csrreport.scout24.com.
Social responsibility at Scout24 is a corporate culture that is lived and practised, which was driven by employees from the start. By taking part in numerous initiatives, Scout24’s employees have been able to offer their know-how in support of existing and own social projects. The CSR-Report summarizes those initiatives of Scout24 in supporting social projects and in addition offers information regarding the key indicators of ecological and economical effect of Scout24 in one publication for the first time.
"Innovation, diversity and social engagement are of high importance at Scout24 and are key elements of our corporate cuIture. Our strategy aims at sustainable and continuous growth of the company. This is key to our success and ensures our future sustainability,” said Christian Gisy, Chief Financial Officer of Scout24 AG.
As a tech company, Scout24 is actively contributing to the digital world and assumes responsibility for corporate action. Finding a new home or buying a car are important decisions in people's lives. Scout24 accompanies its customers and supports them in making the best decisions. On the platforms AutoScout24 and ImmobilienScout24, the company offers its users assistance and tips to meet their individual needs.
In cooperation with the nonprofit organisation Berliner Sozialhelden e.V. Scout24 employees implemented the "Wheelmap" and integrated it into ImmobilienScout24.de. The "Wheelmap" is a world-wide card that has been developed for people with mobility limitations. Since 2016, users at ImmobilienScout24.de can search for barrier-free real estate and quickly and easily find wheelchair accessible places in the neighborhood.
As one of the leading providers of digital offers in the real estate and automotive sectors, Scout24 is continuously developing new products for the needs of private and commercial customers, setting standards in the industry. In 2016, the Scout24 Group invested EUR 28.7 million in research and development.
The CSR-Report was written in accordance with the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines and covers the GRI-Guideline relating topics in respect of the core business of the company. It is Scout24’s aspiration to publish the next report in accordance with the core option. The next report is planned to be published in the following year.
With our leading digital marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24 in Germany and across Europe we are inspiring people to make their best decisions on finding a home and a car. More than 1,000 employees are working on the success of our products and services, putting the consumers’ needs first in order to create a connected network for living and mobility. Scout24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A12DM80, G24). For further information, please visit www.scout24.com, our Corporate Blog and Tech Blog, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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