CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT

Bert Habets
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ProSiebenSat.1 Group is aware of its ecological responsibility. Therefore, together with our employees and in dialog with our external stakeholders, we want to make our contribution to mitigating climate change and protecting our environment. We have set climate neutrality as a central, Group-wide target for 2030. Since the target was set in 2019, we have therefore continually reduced our operational emissions. In 2022, we can report a reduction by 18% year-on-year.

Publications
Annual Report 2022
Executive Board Podcast
Interview with Group CEO Bert Habets & Klaas Heufer-Umlauf

Operational

carbon neutrality

by 2030

Energy Intensity
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • Total Energy consumption in GWh
  • 33,26
  • 33,43
  • 40.72
  • _ energy from renewable sources
  • 21,99
  • _ energy from non-renewable sources
  • 11,27
  • Revenues in EUR m
  • 4,158
  • 4,994
  • 4,135
  • Average FTE
  • 7.501
  • 7.956
  • 7.128
  • Energy consumption/revenues
    in MWh/Euro m
  • 8,00
  • 7,44
  • 9,06
  • Energy consumption/average FTE
    in MWh/average FTE
  • 4,43
  • 4,20
  • 5,14


Emissions

As in the previous year, the direct emissions (Scope 1) of ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2022 resulted mostly from the emissions of ProSiebenSat.1’s vehicle fleet. The Group is undergoing an incremental transformation to locally emission-free electric mobility. There are more than 80 charging stations at the campus in Unterföhring; further expansion has already been approved.

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Also relevant for direct emissions are the local generation of heat and the operation of the emergency standby systems at the broadcasting site in Unterföhring, which run on light heating oil in the event of disruption to the electricity supply.

Indirect emissions through the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2) declined by 663 t year-on-year to 1,373 tCO2e2. In addition to the energy saving measures implemented, this is primarily due to the use of more electricity from renewable energy. With the Unterföhring headquarters having exclusively procured electrical energy from hydropower since 2019, we switched more locations to electricity from 100% renewable energy this year, such as Flaconi’s logistics center in Halle (Saale) and the headquarters of The Meet Group, Inc. (“The Meet Group”) in New Hope, US.

-18%

Reduction of operational emissions in 2022

District heating from low-emission geothermal energy was used for the heating supply at the Unterföhring headquarters.

The emissions recorded for the upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3) apart from energy production and transmission losses (28%) primarily arise from employee commuting (33%) and essential business travel (39%). Due to the gradual recovery after two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of travel and commuting increased again, but remained well below the emissions in 2019 (business travel 2019: 7,797 t; employee commuting 2019: 6,474 t). The other emission categories are currently being analyzed; we plan to include them in the carbon footprint successively in 2023.

Overall, operational emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2) fell by 18% year-on-year. Across all emission categories (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3), an increase by 25% is recorded due to the partly normalization of employee mobility. As in the previous year, ProSiebenSat.1 Group plans to offset 10% of the total emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3) by purchasing certificates from high-quality climate protection projects.

Carbon Foorprint of ProSiebenSat.1 Group
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂ equivalent)
    in metric tons¹
  • 2022
  • Change
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • Scope 1 - Direct greenhouse gas emissions
  • 1.618
  • 0 %
  • 1.615
  • 1.599
  • Vehice Fleet2
  • 1.401
  • 12 %
  • 1.596
  • 1.560
  • Emergency power supply3
  • 25
  • 32 %
  • 19
  • 40
  • Stationary heating4
  • 192
  • ‒53%
  • -
  • -
  • Scope 2 - Indirect greenhouse gas
    emissions
    5
  • 1.373
  • –33 %
  • 2.036
  • 2.188
  • Electricity6
  • 428
  • –45 %
  • 775
  • 1.054
  • District heating and geothermal energy7
  • 946
  • –25 %
  • 1.261
  • 1.134
  • Scope 3 - Greenhouse gas emissions from
    upstream and downstream stages of the
    value chain
  • 8.399
  • 53 %
  • 5.495
  • 5.797
  • Fuels and energy-related activities not
    included in Scope 1 or 2
  • 2.373
  • –1 %
  • 2.405
  • 1.898
  • Waste from operating processes Abfälle
  • 18
  • 6 %
  • 17
  • 23
  • Employee commuting
  • 2.758
  • 85 %
  • 1.491
  • 2.529
  • Business travel8 9
  • 3.250
  • 105 %
  • 1.582
  • 1.347
  • Operational emissions (Scope 1 und 2)
  • 2.991
  • –18 %
  • 3.651
  • 3.787
  • Total emissions (Scope 1, 2 und 3)10 11
  • 11.390
  • 25 %
  • 9.147
  • 9.584

1 In determining the carbon footprint, we followed the criteria and definitions of the Sustainability Reporting Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The data collection was based on internal guidelines. In addition, we used the following standards to calculate our carbon footprint and selected data on indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 3): Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol – Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Protocol of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). All of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group's own sites and employees were included in the carbon footprint. The coverage with measurement data in Scope 1 and 2 is 82% (previous year: 75%). We used the market-based method for the calculation.

Excluding electricity for EVs.

3 Light heating oil is used for the emergency power supply in Unterföhring (description in previous year's carbon footprint: "heating oil").

By expanding the database to among others include the Commerce & Ventures companies outside the main location Unterföhring, buildings with stationary heat supply (natural gas) were identified for the first time.

5 Scope 2 emissions according to the location-based method amounted to 6,599 tCO2e in the reporting period (previous year: 7,166 tCO2e).

The location-based emissions in the electricity category amounted to 4,477 tCO2e in the reporting period (previous year: 5,032 tCO2e).

The location-based emissions in the category district heating and geothermal energy amounted to 2,123 tCO2e in the reporting period (previous year: 2,133 tCO2e).

8 Plane, train, rental car, taxi and public transport.

9 In the business travel category, 599 tCO2e were offset in the reporting period (previous year: 324 tCO2e).

10 Total emissions according to the location-based method amounted to 16,616 tCO2e in the reporting period (previous year: 14,244 tCO2e).

11 The remaining non-reduced and non-compensated emissions in the reporting period were 9,791 tCO2e (previous year: 8,823 tCO2e).

GHG Emissions Intesity
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • GHG emissions in metric tons
  • 11,390
  • 9,147
  • 9,584
  • Revenues in EUR m
  • 4,158
  • 4,494
  • 4,047
  • Average FTE
  • 7,501
  • 7,956
  • 7,128
  • GHG emissions/revenues
    in metric tons/EUR m
  • 2,74
  • 2,04
  • 2,37
  • GHG emissions/average FTE
    in metric tons/average FTE
  • 1,52
  • 1,15
  • 1,34

Sustainability Chapter in the Annual Report

Publications
Annual Report 2022
Executive Board Podcast
Interview with Group CEO Bert Habets & Klaas Heufer-Umlauf
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