As a company uniquely positioned to inform, educate, entertain, and empower, we are committed to bringing together diverse communities and inspiring our product users, customers, audiences, and employees to make a positive impact. We focus our efforts in three areas:
- Making a difference in our communities through volunteerism and leadership development
- Increasing technology access and expanding digital skills within our communities
- Leveraging our far-reaching social, entertainment, utility service, and storytelling platforms to educate our audiences and ignite conversations about critical issues that shape the world.
A REAL PATH TO ENDING HUNGER AND STARVATION
One of zuMedia’s biggest passions is a focus on feeding people. No one should go hungry. No one should be left begging on a street corner for food. No one should stand in line for endless hours hoping there’s a box of food left for them when it’s their turn. Food banks aren’t able to serve the masses in the complete way we need them to. zuMedia has taken on hunger, food insecurity, food inequality, and the stigma, shame and humiliation of having to essentially perform for a meal in the biggest way imaginable and works tirelessly in the fight for food for all.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS & WISH GRANTING
REIMAGINING THE PATIENT JOURNEY
zuMedia believes it’s the responsibility of each of us to make life better for all of us and we do that in many ways. One big endeavor is to create immersive experiences and personal moments that deliver comfort and inspiration to children facing serious illness. This includes our global work in children’s hospitals and wish granting.
INVESTMENTS IN YOUTH
CREATING INSPIRATION AND OPPORTUNITY
zuMedia is committed to providing inspiration and opportunity to those that want to improve their world. By investing in transformative youth programs, zuMedia is helping to create the next generation of innovators and storytellers.
At zuMedia, we focus on innovating with resources, smart technologies, human services, and bringing your journeys, messages, stories and experiences to life in more imaginative and immersive ways. To that end, we invest in technologies that inspire youth to explore the possibilities of science, engineering, technology, the arts, and mathematics so that they can create the futures they imagine and want to live in.
At zuMedia, we also believe that the best stories are those that showcase the diversity of the wider world and reflect our audiences. We are committed to closing the representation gap in opportunity by empowering young people to discover and use their unique talents and voice.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
Through financial contributions, collaborating with nonprofit organizations, in-kind gifts, and employee volunteerism, zuMedia brings positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICE
Volunteerism is a central and enduring part of our company’s culture and the cornerstone of our community engagement efforts. By donating their time and talents, our zuMedia volunteers provide comfort, happiness, and inspiration to kids and families around the world. We also inspire family volunteerism through our zuMedia Family Volunteering Reward program.
Our employees contribute thousands of hours of service each year and positively impact the communities where they live and work.
Volunteering is fun for family and friends of employees to join in their service. We also celebrate family volunteerism by rewarding nonprofits and schools in the U.S. with our products and services as well as other perks for participating in family volunteering activities.
zuMedia employees provide their unique professional skills to community organizations to help them build capacity.
Through the zuMedia Grants program, employees can turn their hours of volunteer service into a financial contribution to a charity of their choice.
Volunteer of the Year
Each year the zuMedia volunteer program celebrates and honors individuals and teams who have made a significant difference in their local community through volunteerism.
Engaging the community
Fans and community members join zuMedia in volunteer activities through specially designed projects, including care packages for children in hospitals and our aging communities, tutoring, clean-ups & rehabilitations, etc.
ACTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND
zuMedia is committed to protecting the planet and delivering a positive environmental legacy for future generations as we operate and grow our business.
zuMedia’s commitment to environmental stewardship is near and dear. It’s a matter that concerns all of us. We are focused on helping to protect the planet we all share by investing in renewable energy, fuel conservation, sustainable design, waste reduction, clean water and water conservation, nature and wildlife conversation, greening-up to educate and ensure environmental best practices, commuter assistance and options, and safe chemicals with organic solutions
RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Ethical sourcing is an important focus of zuMedia’s overall corporate responsibility efforts. We are committed to respecting human rights, monitoring the safety and integrity of products and services, and reducing the environmental footprint of our supply chain where applicable.
We are committed to conducting business and creating products in an ethical manner. As part of a responsible supply chain, zuMedia’s International Labor Standards Program seeks to foster safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces wherever zuMedia-branded products are made and services are offered.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Stories, journeys, products, services, and entertainment are better when the customers, users, and storytellers represent the vast experiences of the people who will engage them. At zuMedia we have the opportunity and the responsibility to create authentic, unforgettable user experiences, infotainment, digital utility services, stories, and products that capture the vision and need of generations of people around the world. We are committed to doing that in a way that counts everybody in.
Business Employee Resource Groups are key partners in our work to cultivate an inclusive culture for all zuMedia employees around the world. These passionate employees offer their time, expertise and cultural insights to help us improve the workplace and be innovative in the marketplace.
Heroes Work Here
Through zuMedia’s Heroes Work Here initiative, the Company hires veterans. zuMedia’s ongoing commitment includes financial support to veteran and military organizations.
Employees Celebrate Pride Around the World
zuMedia is a leader in LGBTQ workplace equality and product and service content and is committed to inclusive workplaces, products, and services. We support welcoming environments in local communities.
COMMITMENT TO REPORTING
We are committed to providing an annual account of our performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The content and data of each report is driven by our assessment of priority areas of impact and risk to our business, society, and stakeholders.
These priorities – and thereby our reporting of them – are greatly informed by the various frameworks used to evaluate company performance. These include, but are not limited to, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), CDP, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and others.
This annual update, along with the services, products, stories, and content, and policies available throughout our website and social media, provide a broad view of our social and environmental responsibility efforts.