Our Values In Action
A Message from Our Leaders
Our company operates in an industry — and in a world — that is moving at lightning speed. As we have done since our founding more than 55 years ago, Comcast NBCUniversal is innovating and evolving at an equally rapid pace. This past year, we marked the latest milestone in our history with the acquisition of Sky, a leading entertainment and communications company in Europe, making us a truly global company and a leader in content and distribution in three of the top five countries measured by GDP.
Through all of this change, what defines us and binds us together are the values and culture first established by our founder, Ralph Roberts. Our culture is based on the core tenets of integrity, respect, and an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.
One of the ways we demonstrate these values is through our efforts to close the digital divide. The cornerstone of this work is Internet Essentials, a program that has connected millions of low-income Americans to low-cost internet. Through this program, we invest in expanding digital literacy skills, as the lack of these skills is the most significant barrier preventing people from connecting to the power of the internet at home. We are also investing in programs to deliver high-quality training and education that will help prepare people for school and career success. Our hope is to create more opportunities for everyone.
In addition to increasing technology access and digital skills, we have long recognized that one of the most powerful ways we can make positive change is through volunteerism in myriad forms. Throughout the year, our employees share their expertise and time to support important causes in their communities. These efforts culminate in Comcast Cares Day, one of the largest days of service in corporate America. In 2018, we were proud to celebrate an historic milestone with our 1 millionth volunteer.
In this report, we invite you to learn more about our commitment to creating a future in which individuals and communities thrive. We are grateful to our passionate employees and their belief in this mission, and we look forward to what we will continue to accomplish together.