News Corporation is committed to minimizing its environmental impact, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action.

Our long term vision is to:

  • Grow our business without growing our carbon footprint
  • Power our operations with clean electricity
  • Minimize solid waste to landfill from our production operations
  • Engage our readers, viewers, and customers on sustainability issues through partnerships and content of the highest caliber

What are We Doing?

November 2007

Audience engagement, Fox Home Entertainment, Other, Supply chain, Sustainability, US, Worldwide

Bender's Big Score -- Fox Home Entertaiment's 1st Carbon Neutral DVD

THE FEATURE-LENGTH ACTION EPIC 1000 YEARS IN THE MAKING ARRIVES . . . FUTURAMA IS BACK, BABY! In Fox Home Entertainment's first Carbon-Neutral release, Bender's Big Score, triumphantly returns on DVD November 27. Futurama112707.pdf
Futurama, Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) are committed to reducing our impact on climate change. Bender's Big Score is the company's first carbon-neutral DVD release.

Our strategy to reach net zero emissions for the DVD was three-fold:

  • To measure our carbon impact
  • To reduce our energy use and switch to renewable sources of power wherever possible and to encourage suppliers to reduce their climate impact
  • To offset our unavoidable emissions

Methodology:
For manufacturing and distribution, we applied the findings of the Wal-Mart/Fox Home Entertainment case study that was published by the Carbon Disclosure Project in September 2007. That study measured the supply-chain impacts of a DVD defined as a single disc, packaged in a hard case that includes a lithograph sleeve, with one printed promotional leaflet inside the DVD case. In addition, we collected data on the Futurama production offices (both internal and outsourced) as well as the business air travel association with the DVD.

Here are the combined findings:

Supply Chain Element TOTAL EMISSIONS (Tons CO2eq)

Production 229.9
Outsourced production 4.6
Business air travel 8.8
Manufacture of Supplied Goods 89.8
Transportation of Supplied Goods 4.80
Manufacture of Finished Goods -
Outsourced Manufacture of Finished Goods 80.2
Transportation to Market 28.1

TOTAL 447.5

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Audience engagement, Fox Networks Group (incl. FOX, Cable, Sports, etc.), Other, Sustainability, Twentieth Century Fox Television, US

24 featured in Newsweek

FOX's 24 and its executive producer Howard Gordon are featured in a recent issue of Newsweek for their commitments to address climate change on-air and behind-the-scenes.

Business, Employee engagement, Facilities, Germany, Recycling / waste, Sustainability

Fox Mobile Puts Up Containers for Old Batteries Throughout Its Office.

As an initiative started by its employees in Berlin, Fox Mobile puts up containers for old batteries throughout the office. Employees can now dispose their special refuse batteries for free in the office.

Employee engagement, Germany, Sustainability, US

Fox Mobile Launches an Employee Initiative by Giving Away CoolChange Gifts.

In order to raise awareness amongst staff and line them up behind the CoolChange inititave, Fox Mobile gives away CoolChange Gifts to its staff. These include 750 sunflower seeds and CoolChange stickers and posters. Fox Mobile also sponsors 750 trees of "Baldwald," a reforestation project in Niedersachsen, Germany. These sponsorships have been given away to Fox Mobile's staff worldwide.

Audience engagement, Fox Networks Group (incl. FOX, Cable, Sports, etc.), Sustainability, US

Two FOX shows were honored at the 17th Annual Environmental Media Awards. American Misfits (FNG), the skater comedy series from FUEL TV, received an EMA Green Seal for Productions, while the My Name is Earl (TCFHE) episode entitled "Rob a Stoner Blind" took home the award for Best Television Episodic Comedy.

Audience engagement, National Geographic Channel, Sustainability, US

National Geographic Channel announces "Preserve Our Planet" college film and PSA contest

National Geographic Channel announces "Preserve Our Planet" college film and PSA contest--the contest kicks off a National Geographic conservation initiative with the theme, "What You Do Counts". Preserve Our Planet Film and PSA Contest.pdf

Fox Filmed Entertainment, Fox Networks Group (incl. FOX, Cable, Sports, etc.), Fox Television Studios, Recycling / waste, Sustainability, Twentieth Century Fox Television, US

FOX has been presented with a 2007 WRAP Award

FOX has been presented with a 2007 WRAP Award by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. The WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) Award is given annually to a handful of California businesses that have developed exemplary waste reduction programs.