E-scooter test, electric bicycles and seedbombs
The World Environment Day on 5 June is accompanied annually by 150 states with numerous actions on the subject of environmental protection and nature conservation. MediaMarktSaturn dedicates a whole week to this day and offers its employees on campus numerous activities and lectures on the topic of sustainability in the first week of June.
Sustainability plays an important role at MediaMarktSaturn: in order to be successful in the long term, the company must harmonize its activities along the entire value chain with the ecological, social and legal framework conditions. MediaMarktSaturn links its business model with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
The Sustainability Week kicked off on Monday with the motto: Power and Energy at MediaMarktSaturn. For two years now, MediaMarktSaturn has been purchasing certified green electricity from 100% German hydropower for its stores in Germany.
Tobias Brunnhuber, Energy Management Officer at MediaMarktSaturn Germany, explained why green electricity is so important for MediaMarktSaturn. By purchasing green electricity alone, MediaMarktSaturn improves its CO2 balance by more than 50 percent. The reason: currently, more than half of the operational greenhouse gas emissions are accounted for by electricity consumption.
In addition to systematic energy management, the purchase of green electricity is thus one of the most important measures within the framework of MediaMarktSaturn's climate protection strategy.
Employees were even allowed to generate electricity on campus. There, they were allowed to pedal their electric bicycles.
On the following days, the employees had a weekly market with various exhibitors, seedballs (seedbombs) for the garden and e-scooters and e-bikes to try out, as well as lectures on the topics of repairs and biodiversity. The employees received exciting insights into the work of a start-up during a lecture by Andreas Mall and Paul Pizzinini, who founded the start-up Camperboys.
A television team from INTV was on site at the start of the Sustainability Week. You can see the video here.
Impressions from the Sustainability Week: