Corporate social responsibility has been a natural and integral part of our business and the way we work ever since we were established in 1941. In 1965 it was formulated and concretized by our founder Villum Kann Rasmussen when he defined the ambition to be a “Model Company”. For more than 75 years we have developed and manufactured products that are useful to society, and strived to treat our employees, customers, communities and shareholders better than most other companies.
We work with social responsibility and sustainability in a targeted way, and we contribute to a positive economic development in society by being a financially sound and well-run company. Every year part of the return on our investments is channelled back to society, along with the contributions from the VKR Group, via the two charitable foundations, the VILLUM FOUNDATION and the VELUX FOUNDATION, in the form of financial support for scientific and technical research, and for social, cultural and environmental projects.
The DOVISTA Group joined the UN Global Compact in 2016 and has since drafted and submitted an annual ”Communication On Progress” (COP) to the UN Global Compact. Since 2016 this report has also constituted the report required under Danish law.