As a media company, ProSiebenSat.1 does not count among the energy-intensive manufacturing industries that use a lot of resources. Nonetheless, we are aware of our ecological responsibility that we face as a business corporation. Together with our employees and in dialog with our stakeholders, we can help to slow down climate change and conserve our environment by taking care in the way we use resources and, for example, reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions through targeted measures. In 2012, we therefore switched the power supply at our headquarters in Unterföhring to green electricity. Since 2017, our computer centers in Unterföhring have been used to heat the office buildings. In addition, ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s travel policy was amended in February 2017. Domestic German flights on routes like Munich-Frankfurt or Hamburg-Berlin and back are no longer permitted in favor of alternative means of transport such as rail. In the future, we will focus even more sharply on the preferred selection of electricity providers, waste disposal companies and other partners for whom environmental aspects play a significant role. In the planned renovation of the campus in Unterföhring, the Group is also aiming for sustainability certification according to the LEED model. The operational responsibility for environment and climate protection at our corporate headquarter in Unterföhring is delegated to the department of Corporate Procurement & Real Estate as well as to the decentralized management boards of the respective ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s assets. The responsibility for the carbon footprint assessment and the sustainability reporting rests with the department of Corporate Communication. [, , ]
For the third time, ProSiebenSat.1 has calculated the Group’s carbon footprint. For 2017, we have achieved higher data coverage and a higher quality carbon footprint than in the previous year. Internally, these optimizations offer the opportunity to work on the formulation and development of qualitative and quantitative targets for environmental performance. The environment and climate protection measures are complemented by our public value activities in the field of ecology. Thanks to our wide reach among TV viewers and internet users, we can shift focus onto environmental issues and thus raise awareness of the sustainable use of natural resources. Since as early as 2009, ProSieben has used the annual week to get TV audiences excited for a sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle and ecological awareness with special program highlights. From July 3 to July 9, 2017, the station urged viewers to handle ice responsibly as the basis of all life under the slogan “Save the Ice”. In 2018, the theme of “Green Seven” week is “How the World Moves.” In addition, ProSieben has presented the “Galileo Wissenspreis” at the every year since 2013. This primarily honors projects that are dedicated to environmental and resource protection and make a green lifestyle an everyday reality.