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Bertelsmann aims to be climate neutral by 2030

Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann is aiming to be climate neutral by 2030.

The media company said it aims to halve its greenhouse gas emissions from 2018 levels, when its sites worldwide emitted one million tons of CO2. Measures will include a switch to 100% green electricity, installing solar systems and improving energy efficiency, while a program to offset the remaining emissions will include purchasing carbon credits.

Bertelsmann chairman and CEO Thomas Rabe said that ‘the diversity of Bertelsmann’s businesses requires different, bespoke solutions’.

‘In our planning, we assume individual divisions will achieve the goal of climate neutrality more quickly than others,’ said Rabe. ‘The first few units, such as the corporate centre in Gütersloh, will already achieve climate neutrality this year, others in the following years.’


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