Materiality Assessment

This report complies with the “Core” option of the fourth generation (G4) guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and thus also observes the principle of materiality. In this report, ProSiebenSat.1 covers the sustainability aspects that concern the material economic, ecological and societal effects of the organization and/or significantly influence the judgments and decisions of the stakeholders. [G4-18]

Through internal workshops, surveying people in positions of responsibility in various specialist departments, analyzing the results of research by our own research department, the dialog with individual interest groups and observing the regulatory framework of our existing reporting system, we comprehensively identified potential issues and stakeholders and narrowed down the universe of topics to material matters. As a next step, we arranged the issues along our individual value chain and defined priority criteria. The aspects thus derived are synthesized into five areas of action. [G4-18]

Areas of action at ProSiebenSat.1 [G4-19]

Areas of action at ProSiebenSat.1 (Graphic)

We carried out our first materiality assessment at the end of 2015. In recent months, we have validated and reviewed the identified aspects in connection with the enhancement of the reporting processes, the preparation for the statutory reporting and auditing obligation with regard to the non-financial statement in effect from 2018, and the expansion of sustainability management in the Group. Among other things, there were workshops with various departments such as Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs on the materiality matrix, sustainability indicators and management approaches. In addition, ProSiebenSat.1 refined the definition of boundaries for relevant issues and material aspects and gave the value chain a more significant role in the assessment. [G4-18]

Sustainability aspects in the value chain [G4-19, G4-20, G4-21]








Outside P7S1

Broadcasting German-speaking
Digital Entertainment
Digital Ventures & Commerce
Content Production & Global Sales

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Public Value




Governance und Compliance



Digitalization and Innovation


Climate and Environmental Protection



Employees and Diversity