• GRI 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker

Dear Sir or Madam,

As a media company, we have a very particular social responsibility and we take it very seriously. This is why we are committed to freedom of opinion and the promotion of democracy, to diversity and equal opportunities, to climate and environmental protection, and to governance and compliance. We feel that the need for global sustainable development and a fundamental transformation of the economy and society has become even greater with the COVID-19 pandemic. In respect of working life as well, many employees are currently asking themselves the question: How do we want to work together? Going forward, “new work” will become an even more important topic. There needs to be some clarity about the conditions in which our and future generations want to live and work together in the future.

In May of this year, we on the Executive Board adopted our company’s sustainability goals. This resolution represents a further milestone that was proceeded by the development of a holistic sustainability strategy. We also laid the organizational groundwork for the implementation of this strategy throughout the Group by creating a Corporate Sustainability Office. This puts us in a very good position to systematically develop the sustainability performance and key non-financial figures of ProSiebenSat.1 and to respond even more appropriately to the interests of our various stakeholders. These include particularly our employees, shareholders, viewers and users, and business partners.

Christine Scheffler (CHRO) (Photo)
As a company, we want to operate inclusive­ly, sustain­ably, and in an environ­mentally and socially respon­sible manner.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets for the future. As indicated by the title of this Sustainability Report (“Integrating Sustainability”), the next step entails tying sustainability aspects even more strongly to ProSiebenSat.1’s corporate strategy. As a company, we want to operate inclusively, sustainably, and in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. As a media group, it is essential that we depict – and above all promote – a culturally diverse and democratic society. This also forms part of our sense of identity. Consequently, we have not only set ourselves the target of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2030. We also intend to take an even stronger stance on issues that are relevant to social policy, stand up for equal opportunities and gender equality, and continue to professionalize our diversity management policy.

To further underline our commitment to sustainability and the corporate responsibility of ProSiebenSat.1, in January 2020 we signed the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. We therefore explicitly commit to its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and climate, and anti-corruption. In this report, we draw on specific examples and interesting reports to show you how we are putting our intentions into practice and continually integrating sustainability into our business processes and models.

Christine Scheffler
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Human Resources Officer
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE