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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED

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Fairfax Media Limited is an Australian media company. In Australia, mastheads include The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times, BRW, The Sun-Herald, and The Land. Its New Zealand mastheads include The Dominion Post, The Press, The Sunday Star-Times, TV Guide, NZ House and Garden, and Cuisine. In addition, Fairfax Media publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines, radio licenses in metro and regional Australia and several agricultural publications in New Zealand and the United States.

Ticker: FXJ ISIN: AU000000FXJ5
Address: Darling Park , Level 19 , 201 Sussex Street , Australia , Sydney , NSW , 2000 Website: FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED
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Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED 54 49 58 53 57
Newspaper, Periodical, & Book Publishers
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
Australia
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Percentile Rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED 42% 22% 54% 31% 65%
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Australia
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
Australia
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environmant Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
Australia
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Percentile rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Community Employees
Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED 35% 29% 20% 78% 42% 40%
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Australia
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED 54% 27% 21% 72% 65% 61%
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Australia
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.2685 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 983.2768 NA
BSI 50 60.7593 88.4717 NA
Domicile AUSTRALIA NA
Enterprise Value NA 3661.482 NA NA
Reviewed ? No response NA
Sector Communications NA
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0. Further Information NA The responses to Module: 'GHG Emissions, Accounting, Energy and Fuel Use, and Trading' are predominantly extracted from Fairfax Media's last National Greenhouse Energy Report (NGERS) submitted under statutory regulation for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 Ju NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Fairfax Media Limited is a diversified multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and i NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) Each of the risks described above ultimately relate to reputation and external assessment of Fairfax's environmental performance. The influence of increased environmental awareness will impact on Fairfax's potential revenue streams and operational cos NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) The mandatory requirement to report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and the likely pass through and associated increase in costs from the carbon tax (Clean Energy Act 2011) presents Fairfax with the opportunity to understan NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) As weather patterns and events change over time as a result of climate change, the use of products such as WeatherZone will be under greater demand by the public. Individuals and organisations that require weather related content will increase the dem NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) There is a clear financial benefit to Fairfax Media by attracting an increased and loyal audience and customer base through an alignment between their consumer preferences and Fairfax's corporate social responsibility values. There are opportunities f NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA (i) Before setting a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, Fairfax Media needed to conduct an energy review across the group to establish its baseline emissions, forecast energy consumption into the future and then set an appropriate and achievable r NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA (i) Fairfax has committed to a strategy of increasing its digital audiences and decreasing unprofitable print production and distribution. It is difficult, at this stage, to gauge and quantify precisely what the environmental benefits are of this strategy NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 10 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for other emission reduction activities, Employee engagement, Internal incentives/recognition programs, Financial optimization calculations, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) Carbon taxes - As of 1 July 2012, a carbon tax under the Clean Energy Act 2011 will commence in Australia. Fairfax anticipates increased operational cost associated with the tax due to the increase in energy and fuels associated with the production of NA NA
14. Further Information NA The data provided for Q14.2a relates to the TradeMe business in New Zealand for the 2010 calendar year. Fairfax holds a majority interest in TradeMe. Until 2012, it was wholly owned by Fairfax Media Ltd. NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA The Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Fairfax Media Limited (CSR Committee). The CSR Committee meets quarterly and is briefed by management representatives with responsibilities in the corporate social responsibility area, NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Moderately Decreased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Change in output NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: , Increase: , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 73 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E C A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA (i) As Australasia's largest multi-platform independent media company, Fairfax has the unique ability to influence, engage, educate and inspire its audiences and customers on issues relating to climate change and environmental management. Fairfax has demo NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/75/6175/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/Fairfax_Media_Limited_NGERReport_FY11.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 2 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) Uncertainty of physical risks and change in mean (average) temperature - the financial implications for Fairfax Media would relate to the significant costs of business disruption and implementing business continuity plans (eg an inability to produce, NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Fairfax Media is a diversified media group, comprised of multiple business units operating across multiple geographic locations. Some units occupy one geographic location and others occupy hundreds of different locations (eg Fairfax's regional and communi NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA (i) In the past 12 months, Fairfax Media, under the direction of its CSR Committee, undertook a group wide review of its energy consumption, business practices and future energy abatement opportunities in Australia. (ii) As a result of the energy review NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No Yes Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA NA NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA AUD ($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 7 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 86 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 19 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3.2 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Corporate Governance 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 0 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.

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