Schibsted’s statutory objective reads as follows: The purpose of the company is to engage in the information business, as well as related business activities. The shareholders shall enable the company to operate its information business in such a way that editorial freedom and integrity are fully ensured. The requirement for editorial freedom and integrity shall apply to all media and publications encompassed by the Norwegian and international activities of the Schibsted Group.
The Articles of Association are shown in full here.
The Schibsted Media Group is an international media group headquartered in Oslo built on a long tradition for independent news journalism and safe market places. The Group operates in 27 countries. Schibsted’s vision is “Shaping the media of tomorrow. Today.” Belief in the value of the content and services which the Group offers its readers and customers is fundamental to all our businesses. The values credibility and confidence are of fundamental importance for us as a media company – our users must be able to rely on our news and services.
Schibsted has organised its activities in two strategic areas. One is the large media houses which Schibsted has established in its core markets. These have sound positions and strong brands in diverse delivery channels. We started as pure newspaper publishers, but now our editorial teams also deliver content to the new digital channels such as the internet, mobiles and tablets.
The second strategic area is our online market-places and classified ads. Schibsted has market-leading, profitable operations in a number of sectors in Norway, Sweden, Spain and France. Our experiences of building successful businesses in core markets form the basis for investment in online classified advertising in new markets.
Schibsted is also working to exploit the traffic from our Internet sites to develop new business opportunities in the form of digital consumer services. This area continues to increase in significance and volume. So far, business has been established in Sweden and Norway, while analysis is ongoing in other countries in which Schibsted sees large volumes of traffic.
For further information about the Group’s business, aims and core strategies, see here.