The efficient consumption of energy saves costs for the Company and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, we opt for an environmental friendly energy supply with a favorable ecobalance. In 2017, ProSiebenSat.1’s energy consumption amounted to around 50 GWh (previous year: around 44 GWh) and primarily comprised the purchase of electricity and heat. Energy consumption outside the Company is represented in the carbon footprint indirectly via the Scope 3 emissions. [GRI 103-1, GRI 103-3, GRI 302-1, GRI 302-2]

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  • The Company switched its electricity supply in Unterföhring completely to renewable energy in 2012 and meets 100% of its electricity requirement with certified hydropower. Among other things, we changed all the lighting in the underground garages to LED in 2016. In 2017, the total consumption of electricity at the Company’s headquarters in Unterföhring was on a par with the previous year at around 16 GWh. [GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3]
  • When it comes to heat generation, ProSiebenSat.1 largely uses environmentally friendly district heating instead of fuel oil or natural gas. Geothermal heat supply is also part of ProSiebenSat.1’s supply concept, which is designed for safety, efficiency and environmentally friendliness. Since 2012, the Group has used geothermal heat for several properties in Unterföhring, equating to 48% of the heat used. Since 2017, we are also using the waste heat from our computer centers to heat the office buildings. In total, ProSiebenSat.1’s energy consumption for heating and cooling in Unterföhring amounted to around 14 GWh (previous year: around 13 GWh) in 2017, as in the previous year. This primarily includes the energy sources district heating and cooling, geothermal energy and natural gas. [GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3]
  • In 2017, company cars in Germany consumed 277,747 liters of gasoline (previous year: 211,550 liters) and 400,387 liters of diesel (previous year: 453,158 liters). This resulted in total fuel consumption of 7.92 GWh (previous year: 7.80 GWh). [GRI 103-3]