Grupo Planeta

Grupo Planeta

A large publishing, communication, and higher-education group

Grupo Planeta is a family-owned Spanish multinational that is leader in a wide range of cultural services, through book publishing, information, education, and audiovisual entertainment. It has the largest publishing group in the Spanish-speaking market, with more than 70 imprints and, together with DeAgostini, it is the leading shareholder of Atresmedia, the leading communications group in Spain, and of a group of 22 benchmark educational institutions in university and higher education, grouped into Planeta Formación y Universidades. The Group also has a large direct-sales network and is co-owner of Casa del Libro, the leading bookstore chain in Spain. Since Editorial Planeta was founded by José Manuel Lara Hernández in Barcelona in 1949, Planeta has grown into a group operating in more than 20 countries and connecting daily with more than 25 million people. It combines a solid business tradition with a strong ability to innovate and a European and international vocation.

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Leadership in the publishing sector

Grupo Planeta leads the publishing market in Spain and Latin America and is one of the biggest publishing groups in the world. It has more than 70 publishing imprints in several countries, covering works of fiction, nonfiction, children and young people’s literature, and comics. Each year, it publishes more than 4000 new titles in paper and digital format in Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese, by classical and contemporary authors Grupo Planeta is also leader in publishing in Catalan, through Grup 62, and is a benchmark in the publication of works for collectors.

Multimedia (press, radio, television and internet) and audiovisual entertainment leader

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Grupo Planeta has achieved consolidation in new areas of business to become one of Spain’s leading media groups. It is a reference shareholder in the newspaper La Razón and in ATRESMEDIA, which comprises the television channels Antena 3, laSexta, Neox, Nova, Mega and ATRESERIES; the radio stations Onda Cero, Europa FM and Melodía FM; film and television production; online television and film websites and multimedia advertising management (on television, radio and the internet). Through these channels it also promotes awareness-raising campaigns relating to road safety, the environment and health. Furthermore, Prisma Publicaciones produces specialised magazines and offers print and digital publishing services for businesses and institutions.

A major benchmark in higher education and in vocational and ongoing education

Grupo Planeta, through its Planeta Formación y Universidades division, is a major benchmark in higher education and in vocational and ongoing education, where it is carrying forward an ambitious educational program. It has a large network of educational institutions in Spain, France, Italy, Colombia, North Africa, Andorra, and the United States. Every year, more than 100,000 students of 114 different nationalities are educated in its business schools, universities, specialist schools and vocational and ongoing training centers, through more than 500 programs. The close collaboration with businesses allows for permanent adaptation of its programs to the new needs of the labor market. Professionals are trained at all levels of higher education at its educational institutions in in-person, blended and online formats.

Grupo Planeta also promotes innovative digital educational projects and solutions for primary and secondary education through aulaPlaneta. 

An offering in numerous formats and channels

Grupo Planeta puts culture, news, leisure and entertainment within the reach of all people all over the world, according to their consumer and leisure preferences. We incorporate all formats possible in order to take our products closer to customers: traditional printed books and e-books, Casa del Libro bookstores in the main Spanish cities, reading clubs, commercial distribution networks that offer products through TV and online sales, face-to-face and distance learning, online stores, plus platforms for renting, purchasing and subscribing to film and television products.

International projection

Grupo Planeta extends its international vocation from its strong roots in Europe and Latin America. Its presence in over twenty-five Spanish-, Portuguese-, French- and Italian- speaking countries project it towards a cultural universe shared by nearly eight-hundred million people worldwide.

Innovators and leaders

Grupo Planeta has always been characterised by its innovative nature, in terms of products and formats alike, as well as in its promotion and commercialisation. The Group’s participation has enabled it to inject new life into the publishing and media sectors, as well as into leisure, entertainment and learning with its novel business strategy that is increasingly cross-disciplinary. This is permanently backed by its desire to lead each of the sectors where its companies exercise their activity.

Loyal to our ethical and corporate principles

All Grupo Planeta companies and staff share principles that are based on people, ethics, quality and excellence in work. Geared towards customer satisfaction and towards contributing value to society, our behaviour is governed by honesty and a respect for legality and for social values. Open to collaboration and partnerships, we value the prestige of our brand names and work to strengthen the leadership and innovation that characterises them. Our success is based on our track history and our projection into the future.

Code of Ethics

Grupo Planeta bases the practice of its business activity on the legal frameworks of the markets in which it operates, on respect for social values, and on honesty in its actions towards people and towards its environment. We firmly believe that our Group’s success is founded on the professionalism, conduct, personal integrity, and ethics of our staff.

 

Within Grupo Planeta’s corporate governance structure, our Code of Ethics constitutes the regulatory instrument of the highest level. Its principles are developed throughout all of our policies, standards, and procedures. It represents the Group’s commitment to complying with the laws and to the ethical values defended therein. At all levels of Grupo Planeta, real and effective application of these ethical principles will be ensured.

 

This document summarises the ethical principles that are the foundation for Grupo Planeta’s activity. It contains descriptions of those conducts that must be promoted and of those behaviours that must be avoided.