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Environment Climate protection is a top priority for Deutsche EuroShop. We firmly believe that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. Neither are shopping experience and environmental awareness. Long-term thinking is part of our strategy, and that includes a commitment to environmental protection. In 2013, all our German shopping centers had contracts with suppli- ers that use renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric power, for their electricity needs. The “EnergieVision” organisation certified the green electricity for our centers in Germany with the renowned “ok-power” accreditation in 2013. We also plan to switch our centers in other countries over to green electricity wherever possible within the next few years. The German centers used a total of around 67.4 million kWh of green electricity in 2013. This represented 100% of the electricity requirements in these shopping centers, Based on conservative calculations, this meant a reduction of around 22,500 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions, which equates to the annual CO2 emissions of around 1,020 two-person households. The use of heat exchangers and energy-saving light bulbs allows us to further reduce energy con- sumption in our shopping centers. Deutsche EuroShop also supports a diverse range of local and regional activities that take place in our shopping centers in the areas of the environment, society and the economy. 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 CO2 savings were down slightly in 2013 because the centers consumed less electricity overall, the EEG share rose from 24.0% to 29.4% and the electricity’s CO2 emission factor fell from 0.491kg/kWh to 0.474kg/kWh. Those are all positive developments for our environment. Reduction in CO2 emissions Tonnes C DEUTSCHEEUROSHOPANNUALREPORT2013/THECENTERS 063

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