Our commitments

“As a media outlet, creator and content distributor, CANAL+ Group has a unique responsibility.”

Grégoire CASTAING, Deputy CEO of CANAL+ Group in charge of Finance and Strategy

As a media outlet, creator and content distributor, CANAL+ Group has a particular responsibility to carry out its commitments internally, but also with its various audiences. Our actions are part of Vivendi's ambition to support ambitious, inclusive creation that responds to the climate emergency.

We have chosen to increase our impact by focusing our actions on the following pillars:

First within our teams, by promoting parity, as well as through representation, on screen and in our communications, which we want to be non-stereotypical and diversified.

  • Creation by STUDIOCANAL of the first support fund for French women screenwriters and directors (1 million euros).
  • 95% * of Group employees worldwide aware of ordinary sexism and harassment (*end 2023).
  • Implementation of indicators and tools to measure the presence of women in management and in the Group's main content, to promote parity and non-stereotyped representation of people.

And in particular, differences linked to age, health status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, and origin, whether ethnic, cultural, social or geographical. We act to raise awareness and promote inclusion internally and in our content.

We use our expertise to benefit young people and develop local talents.

  • CANAL+ SOLIDARITY, a skill-based sponsorship program, designed to support the Group’s commitment to solidarity and to environmental and social actions. CANAL+ SOLIDARITY fits the Group historical determination to drive change in territories where we operate. CANAL+ SOLIDARITY will be gradually deployed across all subsidiaries of the Group.
  • Inauguration of the first Comptoir Café Joyeux Inside at CANAL+ ONE, the French headquarters of the Group. CANAL+ becomes thus the first company in France to host this unique concept.
  • Creation of Dystitles, the first subtitles adapted for reading by dyslexic and non-dyslexic people, a world first.
  • Partnerships with the CinéFabrique and the Cité Européenne des Scénaristes, and reopening of the OFFICE OF AUTHORS - internal pool of young authors -, to work for greater diversity in the writing of film and TV series scripts.
  • Broadcast on CANAL+ Outremer of the documentary Louïz, From Evolution to [R]Evolution, transgender artist from Réunion Island.
  • CANAL+ University: training audiovisual and cinema professionals who want to benefit from a refresher course in Africa: in 2022, 15 countries involved, 3,332 hours of training, 1,350 participants.
  • Orphée program: providing access to education and entertainment to all young vulnerable children in Africa / 13,260 beneficiary children and more than 50 orphanages equipped with CANAL+ rooms with access to the NATHAN+ educational channel, which offers French and mathematics courses.
CANAL+ SOLIDARITY, a skill-based sponsorship program
The first Comptoir Café Joyeux Inside in France
Orphée program
Dystitles, the first subtitles adapted for reading by dyslexic and non-dyslexic people

Better controlling our environmental impact and integrating the need to preserve planetary limits in our activities.

  • 30% reduction in the carbon impact of video consumption on myCANAL in 3 years.
  • Carbon footprint for manufacturing the latest CANAL+ decoder model 40% lower than the previous model and recycling of old decoders in our regions.
  • Silver Prize for the Media Responsibility Grand Prix for the CANAL+ Réunion call for projects “Committed to the future”, a 100% local operation to support creative, inspiring short film projects and committed documentaries.
  • A founding member of ECOPROD, CANAL+ Group has been committed since 2019 to eco-responsible practices in its filming, and notably has two productions labeled "ECOPROD Pionnier", with the program ENVIE D'AGIR on C8 and the third season of the Création Décalée CANAL+, NARVALO. The CANAL+ Group is working to ensure that 100% of Créations Originales et Décalées produced in France are labelled ECOPROD from 2024, starting with TERMINAL.


CANAL+ Group wants to pursue its development within an ethical approach, carrying out its activities in compliance with Vivendi's compliance program. For several years, we have been deploying measures aimed at preventing the risks of corruption and serious infringements likely to be caused by our activities or those of our suppliers and subcontractors to human rights and fundamental freedoms, the health and safety of people and the environment. The aim is to prevent, identify and remedy any risk situation.

Here, a set of rules relating to the prevention and detection of risks of corruption and influence peddling has been defined and brought together in a Anti-corruption Code. The provisions of this Anti-corruption Code apply to all employees of CANAL+ Group and its partners.

The Sustainable Purchasing Policy defines the principles that apply to activities relating to purchasing and the supply chain, and explains the group's expectations in ethical, social and environmental matters. This Charter applies to the entire CANAL+ Group, and its suppliers are asked to formally commit to applying high ethical standards themselves and ensuring that human rights are preserved.

In accordance with the provisions of the law of 9 December 2016 known as the “Sapin 2 Law” and the provisions of the law on the duty of vigilance of 27 March 2017, an alert system alert system has been set up to allow the group's employees, external and occasional employees, co-contractors as well as their subcontractors, from France or abroad, to issue an alert relating to:

• Any breach of the provisions of the Anti-corruption Code; • Any breach of the duty of vigilance (serious violations linked to the activities of the group or those of its subcontractors and suppliers with regard to human rights and fundamental freedoms, the health and safety of people as well as the environment); • Any other breach (crime or misdemeanour, serious manifest violation of an international commitment regularly ratified or approved by France, of a unilateral act of an international organisation taken on the basis of such a commitment, violation of a law or regulation, threat or serious harm to the general interest).

The different options for raising alerts are as follows: through hierarchical channels, via the Compliance Officer of each entity, or via this alert site.

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