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While the ecological footprint that ProSiebenSat.1 Group creates through its operational activities is relatively small compared to other industries, it is not insignificant. Although, as a media group, we are not in a manufacturing sector and do not use a great amount of resources or energy, we are aware of the ecological responsibility that we bear as a commercial enterprise.

Working with our employees and in dialog with our other stakeholders, we want to contribute to help mitigate climate change and to protect the environment, for example through the careful and efficient use of natural resources and by reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

For this reason, ProSiebenSat.1 has been recording the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions since 2015. We are continually working to optimize the data quality of the carbon footprint and to ensure that the measurement data gathered for the DACH region is as comprehensive as possible. One of the measures we have taken is to switch all lighting in the underground parking garages to LED in 2016. Since 2017, our computer centers in Unterföhring are used to heat the office buildings. ProSiebenSat.1 largely uses environmentally friendly district heating to generate heat rather than fuel oil or natural gas. The Group guidelines for business travel also urge ProSiebenSat.1 employees not to fly short distances and to use more environmentally friendly alternatives such as trains instead. With the renovation of the campus area in Unterföhring, the Group is aiming to achieve sustainability certification in accordance with the LEED model (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). We are also aiming to incorporate as many waste products as possible in the recycling cycle and to select our disposal partners on this basis.

 

Emissions

Our carbon footprint includes direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1), indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2) and greenhouse gas emissions from upstream and downstream stages in the value chain (Scope 3).

Explanatory Notes on ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s Carbon Footprint can be found here.

CARBON FOOTPRINT OF PROSIEBENSAT.1 GROUP [Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents) in tons]

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents) in tons

2018 2017

2016

2015

Scope 1: 

Direct greenhouse gas emissions

 

• Vehicle fleet
• Fuel oil
• Diesel
• Natural gas

1,910

2,456

2,371

2,933

Scope 2:

Indirect greenhouse gas emissions*

 

• Electricity
• District heating & geothermal energy

11,804
(location-based)

10,460
(market-based)

12,478
(location-based)

4,035
(market-based)

12,058
(location-based)

3,471
(market-based)

11,384
(location-based)

2,800
(market-based)

Scope 3:

Greenhouse gas emissions from upstream and downstream stages of the value chain

 

• Fuels and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2
• Waste from operating processes
• Employee commuting
• Business travel (plane, train, rental car, taxi)

20,605

17,356

15,130

9,787

Total emissions from Scope 1, 2 and 3

 

(without use of sold products)

34,319
(location-based)

32,975
(market-based)

32,289
(location-based)

23,847
(market-based)

29,559
(location-based)

20,973
(market-based)

24,104
(location-based)

15,520
(market-based)

Use of sold products

314.530

307,916

367,268

N/A

Total emissions from Scope 1, 2 and 3

347,505

331,762

388,241

N/A

When calculating the carbon footprint, we were guided by the criteria and definitions of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Standards) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The data was collected on the basis of internal guidelines. In addition, we aligned the calculation of our carbon footprint and selected data on indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 3) to the following standards: the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol – Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, the Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Protocol of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). All of ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s own sites and employees were included in the carbon footprint.

*Energy consumption by the production studios and computer centers outside of the Unterföhring and Berlin sites is not included.

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