Message from the chief executive
The sustainability of our group is determined by our ability to continue to inform, entertain and connect people, distribute media products, support e-commerce and sell advertising. In addition, we understand how to develop certain related technologies and sell these to other media operators. We like to manage paying subscribers and we develop solutions to the media, trading, entertainment and communication needs of people. Understanding how to identify needs and trends, write code, market solutions to individuals, collect fees, sell adverts and serve customers’ needs is core to our growth and sustainability.
Our products and services can improve people’s lives in very practical ways through links to media, e-commerce, friends, advertising and content. Essentially, our group provides the means to communicate and transact.
The board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that sustainable development is integrated into business strategy. The board delegates implementation of this policy to management, with oversight vesting in the group audit and risk committees. Operationally, sustainable development is incorporated under our risk management processes.
We recognise that sustainable development and economic, social and environmental protection are global imperatives that present both opportunities and risks for business. Naspers, as a leading media company, is positioning itself to meet these challenges.
As we expand our business, we aim to contribute to the communities in which we operate; develop our own people; contribute to general economic prosperity; and minimise our impact on the environment. Through many projects, including those featured on this site, our group companies touch the lives of thousands of people around the world.