The Walt Disney Company Releases 2023 EMEA Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has released its 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which details the company’s efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion through stories and storytellers who reflect the rich diversity of our world; support environmental sustainability by taking action to help protect our planet; and bring comfort, optimism and joy to communities through its charitable giving and to create Moments that Matter. The report also highlights Disney’s commitment to investing in its employees and cast members and operating responsibly.

Sara Hanson, Director of EMEA Corporate Social Responsibility, said: “At Disney, our global vision is to create stories and experiences that inspire and bring people together. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, one of our key priorities is to inspire and create Moments that Matter through our brand storytelling and characters. We believe that it is the power of these moments that can make a difference and support our communities when they need it the most.”

Below are some highlighted EMEA moments from this year’s global Disney Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Disney has a long legacy of creating authentic and unforgettable stories, characters, experiences, and products that capture the imagination of global audiences. We have long been focused on creating a welcoming and respectful workplace for our employees, providing unparalleled entertainment experiences, and collaborating with community organizations to make our industry more accessible, especially for the next generation of storytellers.

Highlighted Stories

Here4You, sponsored by Disney: Here4You, sponsored by Disney, invites UK secondary schools to tune into mental health broadcast hosted by Roman Kemp

Pride 2023: Disney EMEA Celebrates Pride 2023

Disney and The Prince’s Trust: Disney and The Prince’s Trust have launched a new collection inspired by MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Disney Star Imagine Programme: Disney and National Film and Television School Unveil Six Talented Writer/Director Teams for Inaugural Star Imagine Programme

Environmental Sustainability

Disney is dedicated to taking meaningful and measurable action to support a healthier planet for people and wildlife. We are focused on putting possibility into practice and inspiring optimism for a brighter, cleaner, and more environmentally sustainable future. Our environmental commitments, summarized in the CSR Report and detailed in our 2030 Environmental Goals White Paper, represent how we are helping to build on that legacy.

Highlighted Stories

Earth Month 2023: Disney continue Earth Month celebrations with grants to 25 conservation organisations across the globe 

National Geographic’s Team Sayari: National Geographic’s Team Sayari “Nature Positive Kids Outreach” Programme Inspires Children to Conserve Wildlife and the Environment

Social Impact

We place particular focus on areas where The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful, measurable impact. Through our support of wish granting and children’s hospitals, as well as our efforts to support communities in need around the world and the contributions of passionate employee volunteers, we deliver joy when and where it’s needed most. In 2023, together with our long-standing charitable and healthcare partners, we were able to deliver over 100,000 transformative Moments that Matter for seriously-ill and socially-isolated children and young people across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition, we are committed to re-imagining the journey for children in hospitals and places of care.

Highlighted Stories

Disneyland Paris Weekend of Wonder: Wishes granted for over 30 Make-A-Wish® children from the UK and Europe at a special Disneyland Paris Weekend of Wonder

Superhero Series Tri 2023: Adam Hills Joins Line Up of Stars At This Year’s Superhero Tri Powered by Marvel

A Disney Wish 2023: Disney and Make-A-Wish® UK Create a Magical Disney Experience for Wish Children

Peter Pan & Wendy x Great Ormond Street Hospital: Jude Law surprised children and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital to celebrate launch of Peter Pan & Wendy on Disney+

Disney’s Wonder of Play Campaign: Disney EMEA and MediCinema create 40,000 Wonder of Space Mission Play Packs as a part of Disney’s Wonder of Play Campaign