Environmental Care

Overview
Our environmental impact
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Overview

We want to heighten environmental awareness and responsibility amongst our colleagues, audiences and societies. We aim to do this through our collaborations, partnerships and company-driven initiatives.

When it comes to our business, we apply the precautionary principle when assessing the environmental and health impacts of our operations. We don’t operate any businesses that require separate environmental permits or licensing. However, we report on and monitor our carbon footprint throughout the Group as well as our energy consumption to help us minimize our impact. As most of our emissions (CO₂e) come from air travel, we encourage our employees to travel smarter while offering tools that enable them to travel less.

It’s also important to us that we work with responsible suppliers. This is why we have expressed clear expectations on our Suppliers to monitor their environmental impact as well as take all practical steps they can to manage their emissions of greenhouse gases.

The integration of our gaming and esports companies is still a work in progress, as it adds a new dimension to our environmental work. Because our esports companies produce live events and festivals on a global scale, it is our ambition to integrate these activities into our future environmental strategy and reporting.

Our environmental impact

At MTG, we keep track of our carbon footprint and encourage everyone across all our businesses to think and act green. We want our offices to be as energy-efficient as possible, while we aim to provide our people with tools that reduce unnecessary travel.

In 2020, our overall energy consumption decreased by 55%. The main factor here is the pandemic resulting in less use of heating for our offices as well as cooling.

Our overall carbon footprint during 2020 was 6,094 tonnes CO2e, which is a year-on-year decrease of 78%. The main factor for the significant decrease is the divestment of NENT in 2019. About 86% of MTG’s emissions during 2020 arose from business travel, with air travel representing 53% of total emissions. Most of the remaining emissions came from hotel nights connected to business travels and energy use in our offices. We are a very travel-intensive company, especially our esports businesses that operate events across the world. These companies stood for almost all of our total travel emissions during 2020.

We currently do not measure the carbon footprint of our events and festivals but are looking into ways to do this efficiently. On a positive note, DreamHack continued its partnership with ‘Pantamera’ to increase awareness on PET bottles and can recycling, and ESL Gaming compensated for all of their carbon emissions in 2020 and became a UN Certified Carbon neutral company!

Our overall aim is to travel smarter as well as less and to use tools that enable an equally efficient working experience. Traveling smarter means booking flights with fewer stops, combining destinations in a single trip, using the train rather than flying, and renting only hybrid or electric cars. Everyone needs to take responsibility for our footprint!