Our companies operate within the limits of prevailing environmental regulations. Newspaper production activities are performed at Media Norge’s printing works in Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Oslo and at Kroonpress in Estonia. The level of pollution in the printing industry has become low. The printing works in Oslo and Bergen have been granted licenses by the Nordic Ecolabel in Norway to use the Swan Ecolabel on all the print items they produce. The Swan Ecolabel is the best-known and most widely-used scheme in the Nordic region.
At Media Norge’s largest print works in Nydalen, Oslo, 99 per cent of all waste is sorted at source. Special waste is collected by approved transport companies. Waste volumes have been significantly reduced, and consist primarily of waste paper, cardboard and undistributed newspapers. In Norway and Sweden unsold newspapers are systematically collected for recycling.
In Stockholm all Schibsted’s companies moved into new premises in Schibstedhuset (Kungsbrohuset), one of the world’s most modern office buildings in terms of energy-saving solutions and choice of materials, and whose energy consumption is one third of that of equivalent buildings. Excess heat is recovered from the Central Station in the form of heated air generated by the 200,000 passengers who pass through the station on a daily basis. Cooling water is drawn from the Klara Canal.
In 2010 Schibsted conducted a mapping of the emissions of greenhouse gases produced by our main subsidiaries within the Media Houses Scandinavia business area. The results of this mapping formed the basis for reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project, an international cooperation project between institutional investors who manage assets totaling more than 60 billion USD. In 2011 Schibsted also initiated a survey of greenhouse gas emissions, the results of which will be reported to the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2011.