The Bertelsmann Executive Board has adopted a Bertelsmann Energy and Climate Policy. The document reaffirms the company's commitment to minimizing the negative effects of its business activities on the environment and climate, and describes specific measures for effective environmental and climate protection. These include purchasing renewable energies, increasing energy efficiency, and developing climate-friendly products and services.
The companies’ local commitment is reinforced by the Group-wide target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2025 compared to 2014. The new “green.screen” digital environmental platform from Arvato Systems is used to measure local energy consumption and calculate the corresponding emissions. “Green.screen” is currently being used as part of the Group-wide environmental data collection process at some 500 Bertelsmann locations worldwide.