We know our responsibility

Every month, we reach 40 million people with our editorial content. As one of the largest opinion-forming media in Germany, we put the climate crisis on the agenda - transparently, relevantly and constructively.

Knowledge as a basis

We are a learning organisation. With our in-house talent factory, the BurdaForward Academy, we build on our strengths and acquire new skills. We also hold regular workshops and information events on sustainability and constructiveness - always with the aim of equipping our colleagues with the knowledge they need to shape the organisation sustainably.


Constructive journalism

Constructive reporting is a matter close to our hearts. We don't just want to talk about problems, but also about solutions that can set an example for our society. We enrich our articles with fresh impulses, surprising facts and new perspectives. In this way, we want to move away from the perception that everything is bad - and away from news that consumers avoid because it's damaging.

Constructive World Award

"One Purpose - many Faces" was the motto of the Constructive World Award, which was presented by FOCUS online for the first time in 2023. The aim of the award is to give visibility to outstanding critical and constructive media contributions and their creators and protagonists. The tandems honoured in this way are role models for how we as a society can better position ourselves to overcome crises and challenges.


FOCUS online Earth

On the young brand FOCUS online Earth, we are constantly reporting both critically and constructively on the climate crisis. We deliberately opened our office in the Ahr valley for this purpose. We have "come to stay" here - because there is hardly anywhere else where the dramatic developments of climate change are more evident than in this historic location. Many renowned guest authors from science, politics and business are part of the network of experts with whom we look at climate change from all sides - comprehensively and always with a solution-orientated view to the future.


An idea becomes big: when it was founded in 2018, was the first online portal to focus exclusively on e-mobility, electricity and renewable energy. Today, the e-mobility portal welcomes several million users per month who find information, share experiences and find and buy the right e-car or e-bike. With a view to our environment, it is a double pleasure that the number of interested parties is increasing - and here they can find well-founded analyses, model comparisons and tests to help them make their decision.


Circular Republic

Based on the conviction that circular economy is a real success factor for environmental and climate protection, we are cooperating with CIRCULAR REPUBLIC. In this initiative, UnternehmerTUM, Europe's largest start-up centre, pools all the forces surrounding the circular economy and enables companies and start-ups to develop new sustainable business models. As part of the partnership, we are reporting explicitly on the first CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL on FOCUS online Earth and giving start-ups, experts and established entrepreneurs a chance to have their say.