In 2010 and 2011 Schibsted carried out a survey of emissions of greenhouse gases in our principle subsidiaries within the Media Houses Scandinavia business area. The result of these surveys formed the basis of a report to the Carbon Disclosure Project in2010 and 2011. The Carbon Disclosure Project is an international co-operation between institutional investors which together administer assets of more than $78 billion. Schibsted has also begun measuring environmental emissions in 2012 with the intention of reporting the results to the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2012.
All companies in the Schibsted group operate within the scope of applicable environmental regulations. The group's newspapers are produced at Media Norge's printing facilities in Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Oslo and at Kroonpress in Estland. Production is a digital process through to the printing stage, and this has little effect on the outside environment. A newspaper printing works has a relatively neutral effect on the environment, and the chemicals used to produce the newspapers are dealt with as hazardous waste and recycled in so far as possible. Agreements with approved transport companies ensure that hazardous waste is collected safely. The quantity of waste has been significantly reduced and consists mainly of waste proof sheets, cardboard, left overs from rolls of paper and undistributed newspapers. In Norway and Sweden systematic collection of unsold papers for recycling is undertaken.
Normal operations do not involve any danger of harmful emissions from the printing plants. All the printing works Schibsted owns in Norway are licensed under the Nordic Ecolabel scheme to use the Swan ecolabel on all printed matter produced. The swan ecolabel is the best known and most frequently used labeling ecolabelling scheme in the Nordic countries.
In Sweden large numbers of our newspapers are printed by the printer V-TAB. V-TAB operates a system for environmental and quality control and most its printing works are certified under ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2000. Most installations are swan-marked.
All Schibsted's operations in Stockholm have moved to new premises at Schibstedhuset (Kungsbrohuset) in central Stockholm, one of the world's most advanced office buildings so far as energy efficient solutions and materials are concerned. Energy consumption is a third of what is usual for equivalent buildings. Surplus energy is obtained by recovering excess body heat produced by the 200,000 commuters that pass by the Central Railway Station every day. Cooling comes from Lake Klara (a canal in central Stockholm).