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As a media company, ProSiebenSat.1 does not count among the energy-intensive manufacturing industries that use a lot of resources and have complex, global supply chains. For this reason, we have not identified any financial consequences of climate change for our business activities at present. Nonetheless, we also see climate and environmental factors as material for our stakeholders both universally and in connection with our value creation.

We are helping to slow down climate change and conserve our environment by taking care in the way we use resources and reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions through targeted measures. In 2012, we switched the power supply at our headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich to green electricity. The climate and environmental protection measures are complemented by our involvement in the field of ecology. Thanks to our wide reach among TV viewers and internet users, we can shift focus onto climate and environmental issues and thus raise awareness of the sustainable use of resources.

Green Seven

Once a year during the Green Seven initiative, ProSieben changes the color of its logo from red to green. During this week, environmental issues top the agenda to raise awareness of environmental protection and sustainability among young people in particular. In 2015, the call to action was “Save the Bees,” training the spotlight on the threat to the bee population and mobilizing people to protect their ecosystems. “Save the Water” was the 2016 motto for the initiative launched back in 2009. This time, presenter Stefan Gödde of the TV show Galileo reported from locations including California, which for the past five years has been experiencing its worst drought in 1,200 years. “Putting environmental issues front and center for viewers and bringing problem areas into focus without pointing fingers — that’s what Green Seven is about,” Gödde states.

In the first half of 2016, we calculated our Group’s carbon footprint for the first time and implemented standardized processes based on recognized reporting standards. When calculating the carbon footprint, we were guided by the criteria and definitions of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These figures were subjected to an independent audit with limited assurance by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft on the basis of the ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410 standards relevant to such audits.

In October 2016, ProSiebenSat.1 Group has been awarded with the „Best Improvement Award Germany (non public)“ in the category „CDP climate score“. The non-profit organization CDP annually assesses the performance of climate protection in companies commissioned by over 800 institutional investors with a capital asset of around 100.000 billion US-Dollar.