France, Media and cultural industry

About Vivendi

The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. The main subsidiaries of Vivendi comprise Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group. Canal+ is the leading pay-TV operator in France, and also serves markets in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Canal+ operations include Studiocanal, a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of film and TV series. Universal Music Group is the world leader in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising, with more than 50 labels covering all genres. A separate division, Vivendi Village, brings together Vivendi Ticketing (ticketing in the UK, the U.S and France), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio), the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia, the future CanalOlympia venues in Africa and the Theatre de l‘Oeuvre in Paris. With 3.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.

What the Vivendi says about its journey towards <IR>

Since 2003 Vivendi has focused on ensure its corporate social responsibility drives value creation and informs its strategic issues and positioning. We have pursued this by involving the different functional divisions of Vivendi’s corporate headquarters and subsidiaries. The choice to experiment, in part, with the International <IR> Framework is consistent with Vivendi’s ongoing determination to  integrate  wider information and impacts with performance improvement and understanding of how value is created. This has been done through a focus on broader risks and opportunities, better dialogue with stakeholders, and a vision for positive change and sustainable development.

Through Integrated Reporting, Vivendi details the resources necessary to develop the business, the group’s sphere of influence concerning the promotion of human rights in its business sector, the benefits enjoyed by the different stakeholders of the group and the interaction of these different factors that contribute to the creation of value.

This allows the group’s stakeholders to have an overview of its missions, its performance, its growth drivers, its corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments, its strategy, its risks and its opportunities.

Vivendi has chosen to detail its integrated reporting process inside its Annual Report (first chapter). The following pages are extracts from this chapter. Page references relating to other chapters, and notably chapter 2 dedicated to Societal, Social and environmental information, illustrate the group’s effort to establish links between the different company resources contributing to value creation. This is consistent with the <IR> principle for connectivity of information.