At RTL Group, we feel it’s important to combine our business success with responsible action towards environmental protection. We aim for the prudent use of natural resources in all our operations, looking to minimise any adverse environmental impact, over and above complying with regulations. And although RTL Group is a decentralised organisation, we expect the same commitment from our various profit centres.
As a service provider and a broadcaster, we are not a major polluter, but nevertheless, we want to cut down our CO2 emissions. Energy consumption is responsible for the largest proportion of our greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, since 2008, RTL Group has measured and published its carbon footprint every two years, and annually since 2015. We analyse collected data in depth, with the help of the Bertelsmann be green team.
After having achieved the target of reducing its annual carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 relative to a 2008 baseline of 72,738 tonnes, the Group set a new target in 2018 (baseline 2016):
We plan to reduce our carbon emissions by 20 per cent until 2025 with the milestone of a reduction by 10 per cent until 2020.
RTL Group discloses its carbon footprint information, which has followed the GRI international reporting standard. You can find the results of the 2018 assessment here.
RTL Group strives to conserve natural resources and to minimise its impact on the environment and the earth’s climate. Here you can see some of the things we’ve been doing with regards to environmental protection: