Environment

As Europe’s leading magazine publisher and commercial radio broadcaster we aim to inspire and positively influence behaviours through our content. We acknowledge our business, like any other, has an environmental footprint and we are working with partners across our supply chain to minimise our impact through improved processes, more sustainable materials, and increased efficiencies.

We inspire change

SUSTAINABLE PAPER

All the paper we procure in Europe for our magazines is sustainably sourced. Our owned printing plants located in Poland, which supply 65% of magazines for our European markets, are certified with environmental management norms ISO 14001, FSC and PEFC.

GREEN ELECTRICITY

We run all our German locations on 100% green electricity and our German headquarters in Hamburg has been certified with energy management standard ISO 50001 since 2015.

PAPER SLEEVES

We strive to steadily reduce the amount of single-use plastics used in the distribution of our magazine subscriptions. By switching from poly-wraps to paper sleeves for our UK subscription magazines by the end of 2021, we will eliminate 37 tonnes of plastic waste per year. As of June, 42% of our subs already go out in paper sleeves. In Germany, 98% of our subscription magazines are shipped without an outer sleeve.

WWF GREEEN OFFICE LABEL

Since 2018, our Audio business in Finland has carried the WWF Green Office label, certifying its environmental management practices. In addition, Radio Nova is the first Finnish radio station to be run on solar power produced by its own photovoltaic panels.

INSPIRING CONTENT

Through our content we inform and inspire audiences on social and environmental sustainability. Danish podcast “The 2021 Eksperiment” and Slovak podcast “The Big Waste Talk” are examples of channels we use to share information and ideas with listeners seeking a more sustainable lifestyle.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

We use our platforms to raise awareness of local environmental issues. In 2020 our Polish online comparison platform, Rankomat, raised awareness of the shortage of drinking water in Poland by launching a free Water Calculator and plantingfive hundred trees in the Góry Stołowe National Park in southwest Poland.