Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, has been an integral part of our business and the way we work ever since we were established in 1941. In 1965, our founder Villum Kann Rasmussen formulated the idea of a Model Company as a business philosophy. He defined it as a company that works with products useful to society and treats its customers, suppliers, employees in every position, and shareholders better than most other companies. Finally, a Model Company makes a profit, which can finance growth and maintain financial independence. This has been at the heart of us for more than 75 years and will continue to be so.
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. And all our work is guided by the ambition to bring daylight, fresh air and better indoor climate into people’s everyday lives.
Every year part of the return on our investments is channeled back to society, along with the contributions from the VKR Group to the VILLUM FOUNDATION. The VILLUM FOUNDATION and its two sister foundations, the VELUX FOUNDATION in Denmark, and VELUX STIFTUNG in Switzerland provide financial support for scientific and technical research, and for social, cultural and environmental projects. The newest foundation in the family is the KR Foundation – a climate foundation providing support for international climate projects.
DOVISTA 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.