Information technology? IT also works green!
It is also possible to make a contribution to climate protection when traveling on business. For this reason, the "Guide to Climate-Friendly Travel" was developed at Bertelsmann, which provides many useful suggestions for avoiding emissions. For example, many business trips could already be usefully replaced by virtual meetings. And when a business trip is important or unavoidable, we use public transportation whenever possible. Air travel should only be undertaken if there is no other alternative that makes sense in terms of time. In addition, emissions generated by business travel are offset by supporting certified climate protection projects.
The measurement of local energy consumption and the calculation of the corresponding emissions are carried out with the help of the digital environmental platform „green.screen“ by Arvato Systems. „green.screen“ The product is used as part of the group-wide ecological data collection at about 500 Bertelsmann sites worldwide. The Bertelsmann Website provides extensive insights into the use of green.screen.
Below you will find the summarized environmental reports of the Arvato companies from 2004 - 2013 as well as the reports on the Bertelsmann carbon footprint until 2018, which replace the environmental reports. For current data as of 2019, we now refer to the extensive Bertelsmann website on the topic. There, information on corporate responsibility at Bertelsmann is provided for the entire Bertelsmann Group in accordance with the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Reporting on the topic of ecology (GRI 300) can be found here.