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Vivendi (Paris: VIV) has long been committed to reducing its environmental footprint and contributing to the fight against global warming. In this context, it has given priority to controlling its energy consumption. Between 2019 and 2021, it reduced its kWh energy consumption (1) in France by more than 7% (2). Furthermore, today, 40% of the group’s electricity consumption in France and 30% of the electricity used worldwide (compared to 18% in 2021), is generated from renewable sources.
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In response to current tensions in the energy market in Europe and climate change, Vivendi will implement new measures to reduce its energy consumption from October 2022. The Group has identified a number of levers that will enable its employees to operate quickly across all of its entities located in Europe, ensuring the continuity of its operations, in the best possible conditions.
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-- Temperature. All the Group's entities will reduce the heating temperature at their sites by at least 1degC in winter and increase the air-conditioning temperature by at least 1degC in summer. -- Lighting. Presence sensors will be installed, the use of LED lamps will be generalized, and the duration of lighting hours of some sites and screens will be reduced. The sign at the iconic l'Olympia in Paris will be now switched off, except on show nights when it will be lit only between 5:00 pm and 11:30 pm. -- Sites. In 2021, Vivendi launched its Sustainable Buildings program to improve energy efficiency and environmental certification for its buildings worldwide (ISO 140001, ISO 50001, etc.). The Vivendi, Havas, Prisma and Editis sites in France, as well as Havas's sites in London and Madrid, are already certified. Most recently, the new Canal+ Group headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris area), into which a large part of the teams has just moved, has been BREEAM and HQE certified. Audits will also be conducted at other sites to accelerate the implementation of measures to improve their energy performance.
Also, all employees of the group will once again be made aware of environmentally-responsible actions through the distribution of a guide of good personal practices, including developing the right attitudes in the use of digital technology.
The new measures adopted by Vivendi by October 2022 are part of its strong environmental commitment, Creation for the Planet, one of the three pillars of its CSR strategy.
Since 2014, Vivendi has been building a world-class content, media and communications conglomerate. The group owns highly complementary assets, leading in television and films (Canal + Group), communications (Havas Group), publishing (Editis), magazines (Prisma Media), video games (Gameloft) and live entertainment and ticketing (Vivendi Village). . It also owns a global digital content delivery platform (Dailymotion). Vivendi’s various businesses work together as an integrated industrial group to create greater value. Vivendi is committed to the environment and aims to contribute to the global net zero carbon footprint by adopting a Paris Agreement-compliant approach. In addition, the group helps build a more open, inclusive and responsible society by supporting diverse and inventive creative work, promoting broader access to culture, education and its professions, and raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities of the 21(st)-century helping. www.vivendi.com.
(1) Energy consumption includes electricity, fuel and natural gas, which represent the operational energy of buildings.
(2) Corresponding to the purview of Groups including Editis and Prisma Media and excluding Universal Music Group.
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SOURCE: Vivendi Copyright Business Wire 2022