When was Mondadori founded?
Arnoldo Mondadori began his publishing activities in 1907, at the age of only eighteen, with the publication of the magazine Luce!. In 1911 he published his first book, Aia Madama by Tomaso Monicelli, and created the first book series, La Lampada, dedicated to children’s literature.
For more information, see Our History.
What is Mondadori’s mission?
Our mission is to encourage the dissemination of culture and ideas, through products, activities and services aimed at satisfying the needs and tastes of the broadest possible range of people. Within our vision, we combine a love of culture and editorial quality with the laws of the market and a capacity to identify and anticipate change, while respecting and protecting the values that underlie the publisher’s role in civil society.
In which sectors does Mondadori operate?
We are one of Europe’s largest editorial groups and we operate in all parts of the publishing industry, from the creation of products to distribution and marketing. Our business includes the following areas: books (trade and educational), retail and magazines (Italy, France and International Business).
For more information, see Our business.
What is the revenue breakdown of the various businesses area?
The consolidated revenues of the Mondadori Group in 2016 came to euro 1.263 billion. Of these revenues, 36% were generated by Books, 23% by Italian Magazines, 24% by Mondadori France, 15% by Mondadori Retail, 2% by other activities.
For more information, see Mondadori in brief.
Where does the Mondadori Group operate?
Most of our business takes place in Italy, but for several years we have been carrying out an international expansion strategy that uses our main magazine brands as a means to export the style, quality and excellence of Italian fashion and design around the world. About a third of the Group’s sales come from outside of Italy.
For more information, see Where we are.
Where is Mondadori’s head office?
Our offices are based in Segrate, Milan. The postal address for the head office is:
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.
Via privata Mondadori, 1
20090 Segrate (Milan)
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What is the Mondadori Group’s market share in the Italian book market?
In 2016 the Mondadori Group is the leader in the Italian book market with a market share of 29.3% (trade books, value data, source: Nielsen Bookscan) and of 24% (educational books, value data, source: AIE).
For more information, see Books and Sector data.
How many titles does Mondadori publish each year?
In 2016 the Mondadori Group, including all its imprints, published 2,061 new titles. The e-book catalogue consists of over 11,6200 titles.
What are the publishing houses of the Mondadori Group?
We operate in the book market through the company Mondadori Libri S.p.A., which brings together the publishing and distribution activities of the Books area and shareholdings in book publishing companies from the trade, art and school sectors (Edizioni Piemme, Giulio Einaudi editore, Mondadori Education, Mondadori Electa, Sperling & Kupfer Editori), in addition to the shareholding in the distribution company Mach 2 Libri.
In April 2016 we completed the acquisition of RCS Libri (now Rizzoli Libri), consolidating our competitive position in the Italian market for trade and school books, in addition to the field of illustrated books at international level.
For more information, see Books.
In which publishing sectors is the Mondadori Group present?
We are the leader in the Italian book market. We work hard to recognise and satisfy the needs of every type of audience with our publishing content. We have always pursued the same objective: to encourage reading with quality offerings in every field, from high level works to books for escapism and entertainment.
In parallel with steps to consolidate publishing products that traditionally make up the core business – works by contemporary authors, classics, paperbacks, books for children – the Educational Department is expanding into areas that still offer considerable potential for development: e-books, art books and school books.
For more information, see Books and Sector data.
What is Mondadori Group’s market share in the magazine market?
With a market share of 31.7% in 2016 (circulation data, in terms of value), we are Italy’s leading magazine publisher.
Mondadori France is the third largest publisher of consumer magazines in France with a market share of 10.9% (advertising data, in terms of volume) in 2016.
For more information, see Magazines and Sector data.
What areas of interest are covered by Mondadori magazines?
Our magazine portfolio includes titles covering a very wide range of interests and needs and very different target markets. Architecture, interior design, cooking, design, women’s magazines, television, music, news magazines, cultural magazines, health & fitness, science and technology; our magazine portfolio reflects our generalist approach.
For more information, see Magazines.
How can I subscribe to a Mondadori magazine?
Which activities are grouped together in the retail area?
Since 2012 all of the Mondadori Group’s activities that have a direct link with the customer have been managed together in the subsidiary Mondadori Retail S.p.A.
For more information, see Retail.
How many Mondadori book stores are there?
Mondadori has a nationwide presence with more than 600 stores. It is the largest publishing chain in Italy.
For more information, see Store locator.
When did Mondadori become a publicly listed company?
Mondadori shares were first traded on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1982 (ISIN code: IT 0001469383). The stock is part of the MTA segment of the exchange. More details on the performance of the shares and other information such as the number of shares outstanding are available at Mondadori on the Stock Exchange.
Where can I find data about the performance of the publishing sector?
Key figures on the sector are published on the Sector data page of this website in order to provide a full picture of the trends in the main markets in which we operate. This includes data on book sales and magazine circulation and advertising. Most of the information is sourced from industry bodies or companies. The rest comes from Mondadori estimates.
How is Mondadori’s corporate governance structured?
The Mondadori Group’s organisational structure is modelled on the traditional governance model. This system is based on an administrative body (the Board of Directors) nominated by the Board of Shareholders which is responsible for the management of the company, and the Board of Statutory Auditors which is entrusted with management control.
The corporate document section of this website provides all the documents relating to the Company’s management, including the Bylaws and the Code of Ethics.
Who are Mondadori’s shareholders?
Mondadori’s shareholding structure is as follows:
Silchester International: 11.49%
Other shareholders: 35.21%
For more information, see Share capital and shareholders.
Who are the members of Mondadori’s Board of Directors?
The Chairman of Mondadori’s Board of Directors is Marina Berlusconi. The Chief Executive Officer is Ernesto Mauri.
For more information on members, see Board of Directors.
What is Mondadori’s approach to risk management?
Mondadori’s risk management system is based on the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) model that incorporates the principles of the international standard laid down by the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway Commission (COSO Report), one of the most authoritative and widely used approaches both in Italy and internationally.
For more information, see Internal control and risk management system and Risk management.
Human resources and careers
Where can I find information about the professional jobs offered by the Mondadori Group?
In the Careers section we discuss what it means to become part of the Mondadori Group, in terms of professional opportunities and the required profiles.
For a list of current job openings, go to Open Positions.
Where can I send my curriculum vitae?
To send your curriculum vitae to the Mondadori Group, simply fill out the form in the “Open Application” section on the Open positions page.
For how many years has the Group been measuring its sustainability?
We formally set out on the path to sustainability in September 2010 with the establishment of the Sustainability Committee, the subsequent approval of the Sustainability Plan and the first edition of the report for internal distribution and use.
For more information, see Steps towards sustainability.
How are topics selected for inclusion in the Sustainability Report?
During a series of workshops, Mondadori’s Sustainability Committee conducts a materiality analysis to determine the most significant sustainability issues, both inside the company and for its main stakeholders. The analysis is repeated once a year.
For more information, see Priorities.
How are business ethics guaranteed?
The reputation that the Group has built up over its hundred years of doing business is also based on compliance with ethical standards defined by laws, regulations and governance codes in the daily operations of all of its companies.
In 2012 we drew up a new version of our Code of Ethics. Implementation of the Code is ensured by the presence of the supervision and control body, by the Control and Risk Committee and by the Internal Audit function, in their respective roles.
For more information, see Ethics and conduct.
How do you guarantee that sustainability is respected by suppliers?
With a view to increasing our responsibility towards customers, we increasingly strive to take over the management of products from external suppliers.
In order to protect the company and its customers against activities that are not in line with our principles, in our contracts/orders we specify compliance with:
- the Mondadori Code of Ethics;
- European regulations;
- minimum worker age: 14 years.
With regard to responsible procurement, we have established a series of global standards in our new Code of Ethics for the management of suppliers in the following areas: social obligations and safety requirements, selection criteria, evaluation, fairness, gifts, control.
For more information, see Suppliers.
What are Mondadori's results in terms of sustainability?
The data for measuring Mondadori’s sustainability performance, processed according to the Global Reporting Initiative, are gathered using a formalised procedure and are available in the Sustainability Report and on the corporate website.
For more information, see Sustainability Report.
Who are Mondadori’s stakeholders?
Our Sustainability Committee maps the company’s stakeholders by means of a series of dedicated workshops and a chart summarising the company’s activities and its relations with the outside world.
The stakeholders identified are those who:
- provide input to Mondadori
- are part of Mondadori
- receive output from Mondadori.
The identification process has enables more than 40 categories of stakeholders to be identified, classified according to two criteria – dependence on and influence on the company – and grouped into uniform categories.
For more information, see Stakeholder relations.
What is Mondadori’s social innovation strategy and what investments is it making in the community?
Contributing to the region’s sustainable development is one of our key commitments in terms of social responsibility. In line with this objective, we offer support to the communities in which we operate through sponsorships and targeted social initiatives, which can be divided into three main areas:
- culture, education and training
- social support and healthcare
- young people and sports.
Since 2012, Mondadori has followed the London Benchmarking Group framework to define its contributions to the community.
For more information, see Social innovation strategy.
What is the environmental impact of Mondadori’s products and their production cycle?
As a result of the outsourcing of printing activities that has taken place in recent years, Mondadori’s activities may, to a large extent, be considered to be tertiary. This means that direct environmental aspects are limited to energy and water consumption and the consumption of materials (mainly from packaging) and the associated environmental impacts.
For more information, see Environmental performance.
Indirect environmental aspects not under the direct control of Mondadori are, however, extremely important since they are determined by the activities of suppliers, linked in particular to paper cycle and the transportation of products.
For more information, see The logistics of publishing products.
What is the Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori?
The Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori is a non-profit organisation, recognised by the President of the Republic in April 1979. Established with the aim of conserving, investing and making available to the public the funds of Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori, it has become a centre for study and research on Italy’s publishing culture since the mid-nineties. The Foundation’s activities are currently focused on three areas: protecting the historical memory of the publishing industry, promoting research into the role of cultural mediation and spreading a publishing culture. For more information on the Foundation’s activities and initiatives, visit the website www.fondazionemondadori.it.
What is Mediafriends?
Mediafriends is a non-profit social fund established in 2003 by R.T.I., Mondadori and Medusa with the aim of creating, producing and promoting events aimed at raising funds for charity.
The Association aims to better coordinate the communicative skills of R.T.I., Mondadori and Medusa with a view to achieving better results in fund raising and building awareness of the causes identified.
Mediafriends’ first project was “La fabbrica del sorriso” (the Smile Factory), a gathering of Italy’s most popular comedians in an effort to raise money for disadvantaged children. For the occasion, Mondadori published the book La Fabbrica del Sorriso – comici per un mondo migliore, which was sold in bookshops and combined with a number of the group’s magazines. All of the profits made from the initiative were donated to “La Fabbrica del Sorriso”.
For more information on Mediafriends’ activities and initiatives, go to www.mediafriends.it.