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Our Strategy

The MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group sees itself as a responsible, sustainable partner, daily companion and navigator for consumers in an increasingly digital world. Being Europe’s leading consumer electronics retail company, we’re also a role model in our industry, and we firmly intend to shape and influence responsible, sustainable business. In order to remain successful in the long term, we have to and want to ensure that our activities comply with environmental, social and legal frameworks throughout the value chain. This is why we have aligned our business model with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This means: we want to strengthen our positive influence while reducing any negative impacts.

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Bei MediaMarkt ist „alles im grünen Bereich“

Das neue Jahr hat begonnen – und das bedeutet für viele Menschen auch neue Vorsätze. Das Thema Nachhaltigkeit steht dabei ganz oben auf der Agenda. Und das erstreckt sich auf sämtliche Bereiche – von der Ernährung bis hin zum Einkauf. Zum Beispiel, wenn es um die Anschaffung neuer Elektronikprodukte geht. Informationen gibt es dazu nun auf der neuen Microsite im Onlineshop von MediaMarkt Deutschland.


Focus sustainable! The packaging strategy of IMTRON

Packaging waste is also generated during the manufacture of private label products. Reducing these quantities and making the packaging itself more sustainable is the aim of IMTRON's packaging strategy. What exactly is behind this strategy? How sustainable is IMTRON's packaging management? Sustainability News spoke to Kamilla Schafmayer, an expert for sustainability, compliance and contract management at IMTRON.


Sustainable procurement: How MediaMarktSaturn wants to ensure that manufacturers comply with social and environmental standards

As the largest European trading company for consumer electronics, MediaMarktSaturn not only wants to provide its customers the best products nationwide and at all times, but also to ensure that social and ecological standards are observed in their production. An enormous challenge: the supply chains today are global and highly complex. Sustainability News shows how MediaMarktSaturn and IMTRON are successfully tackling these challenges.


ISY ink cartridges become "green": good for the environment and the wallet

Millions of ink cartridges are consumed year after year in Germany. This not only costs money, but also poses a considerable environmental problem - especially when used printer cartridges end up in household waste. With the new remanufactured ink cartridges from ISY, MediaMarkt and Saturn now offer their customers a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative.


Green Tips: Digital Detox at Christmas

Always available, always informed: The usage of smartphones, laptops, etc. consumes a lot of time - and sometimes it is stressful. "Digital Detox" - digital detoxification - is the recipe against the stress of constant accessibility. Many use the Christmas season as an opportunity for digital devices to take a break. We show what tricks can be used to achieve this.


Switched to green: How sustainable are the "green" product recommendations at Saturn and MediaMarkt?

Recognizing at a glance which products are particularly sustainable - Saturn customers have been able to do this in the online shop since 2012 with the green label "Jetzt auf Grün schalten" ("Switch to green now"). MediaMarkt is now following and labelling energy-saving and environmentally friendly products in the online shop with the new "Alles im grünen Bereich" (“Everything in a green range”) label. But what is hidden behind the product label?


Borrow. Me. Off. Rent instead of buy

What has happened since the introduction of rental offers at MediaMarkt and Saturn? Sustainability News spoke to Johannes Brancke, Sales Manager at MediaMarktSaturn Germany.


Sustainable Apps: These digital helpers make everyday life easier

How high is the energy consumption in your own household and how can we best keep an eye on costs? How environment-friendly is a product? Useful apps bring light into the darkness and provide information on environmental protection, consumption, costs and ingredients of products. We present convincing scanner apps.


Sustainable coffee drinking with BARISTACLUB

With the launch of the new barista club, MediaMarktSaturn is further expanding its coffee expertise - and also its sustainability expertise. After all, many of the offered premium coffees not only taste excellent, they are also produced "sustainably". But what does that actually mean - sustainable coffee?


Standby: the secret energy guzzler

If you walk through your unlit home at night and look around in the dark, you will see small LED lights or even mini displays burning everywhere. They all stand for electrical appliances that consume electricity in standby mode. And not just a little.


Gold medal for sustainability: MediaWorld in Como receives LEED® certification for sustainable buildings

MediaWorld Como was the Group's first store to be awarded the LEED® certificate for sustainable building in gold. Read the complete interview with Roberto Migliorini Mulazzani, store and system planner at MediaMarktSaturn in Como, Italy.


10 things that anyone can do to save the bees

Bees play a central role in the conservation of global ecosystems. However, scientists have been warning for years against the death of bees and the decline in populations. Bees are extremely important: not only do bees produce honey; they also pollinate the majority of our fruit and vegetable plants. We’ll give you 10 tips and advices on how everyone can help the bees.


E-Scooters roll on – also at MediaMarkt and Saturn! After legalization: What’s going on on Germany’s streets?

Germany is stepping on the gas when it comes to electric mobility: after years of targeted support for the switch to all-electric or at least semi-electric driving, the way was finally cleared for electric pedal scooters in mid-June.

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