Social Impact Review 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRESIDENT & CEO’S LETTER
VIACOM’S CSR LEGACY
FOCUS AREAS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
EMPLOYEES MAKING A DIFFERENCE
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE
PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONLogic and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder share
the stage with young immigrants during a performance of “One Day”
at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
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2018 VIACOM SOCIAL IMPACT REVIEW CEO’S LETTER
Looking back on Viacom’s social impact results from the
past year, I’m so inspired by what we’ve accomplished. The
stories of people making a difference in their communities and
the positive results of our initiatives are a testament to our
ability to effect change and touch lives in so many ways all
around the world.
The programs you see here are a reflection of our core values
and beliefs. Social responsibility isn’t something we just talk
about at Viacom—it’s essential to who we are. It’s reflected in our
programming, in our company culture and in the way we do business
around the world. From our employees who volunteer in their
communities or mentor students, to our brands’ campaigns that
motivate our audiences to take action, to the environmental
conservation efforts at our global offices.
This report is proof that great things happen when people come
together with a shared purpose and a desire to make a positive
impact. I couldn’t be prouder of the work that we do and I can’t
wait to see the amazing things we do next.
Bob BakishPresident & CEO, Viacom
Social responsibility isn’t something we just talk about at
Viacom—it’s essential to who we are.
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VIACOM AND ITS BRANDS: A LEGACY OF SOCIAL IMPACTAs a company of
content creators, we’re passionate about entertaining and informing
the world, and are committed to our legacy of creating lasting
impact through our work.
Our brands reach millions of people in multiple languages across
virtually every platform throughout the globe. Our success is a
result of the values that are shared throughout the company. Being
a good corporate citizen and making a positive impact in
communities around the world is fundamental to what we do every
ABOUT VIACOMViacom creates entertainment
experiences that drive conversation and culture around the
Through television, film, digital media, live events,
merchandise and solutions,
our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart
in more than 180 countries.
EMPOWERING OUR AUDIENCESFrom groundbreaking HIV awareness
initiatives to campaigns supporting education, women’s health and
youth empowerment, we have always been at the forefront of
championing the causes that matter to our audiences.
Today, we’re continuing to leverage our brands and our global
reach to amplify the work of those who are striving to make
positive changes in their communities.
And we’re more committed than ever to continue finding
innovative and impactful new ways to elevate underrepresented
voices, to raise public awareness of key issues and to break down
even more barriers for our audiences—all across the world.
LEANING ON OUR STRENGTHSAt Viacom, we focus on pro-social
initiatives that make the most of our core strengths:
• Telling engaging stories• Creating inspiring cultural moments•
Reaching global audiences • Empowering civic-minded employees•
Building a legacy of social impact
THE KEY ROLE OF OUR EMPLOYEESOur employees are fundamental to
our success. Their creativity and energy fuel our business, and
their commitment to volunteering, community activism and advocating
for equality is the driving force behind so many of our social
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PIONEERING SOCIAL CHANGE
INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATIONS
BUILDING INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES
MANAGING OUR BUSINESS RESPONSIBLY
EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE
PROMOTING HEALTHY LIVING
We’re celebrating those making a difference in their
We’re encouraging young people around the world to aim high, and
directly engaging to help them do it.
We’re amplifying the voices and stories of diverse audiences and
providing tools to help them thrive.
We’re reducing the environmental footprint of our productions,
facilities and offices.
We’re creating opportunities for our employees to have truly
Through international campaigns and programs, we’re raising
awareness of physical, sexual and mental health.
• Generation Change, p.04• #SOUNDON, p.09• CMT: Supporting
women in Louisiana, p.10• MTV Staying Alive, p.12
• UP Mentoring, p.06• Nickelodeon: HALO
and KidsRights partnership, p.08
• BET at Sundance and Project CRE8, p.11
• VH1 Save The Music: New Orleans music education, p.11
• VH1/Logo and It Gets Better, p.09
• Paramount Network’s Storytelling Labs, p.09
• Get Schooled: We Are The Dream, p.10
• Plastic bottle phase-out at Viacom offices, p.13
• Green productions at Paramount, p.13
• All Good, All Around volunteering, p.06
• Viacom’s Employee Resource Groups, p.07
• MTV Staying Alive, p.12• MTV Latin America:
SexTuMismo campaign, p.12
HOW WE’RE SUPPORTING THE UN SDGsWe’re proud to support one or
more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
within each of our CSR focus areas.
According to Viacom Consumer Insights, over 95% of young
people globally believe it’s important to collaborate
with other young people to make the world a better
and four in five believe their age group has the potential
change the world for the better.
GENERATION CHANGEOUR NEWYOUTH-LED GLOBAL CAMPAIGN
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Viacom’s Generation Change is an audience-inspired and
audience-led initiative designed to elevate and empower young
people who are driving change around the world.
Built to be fluid, Generation Change will be tailored by brand
and by market, and it will be driven and inspired at every step of
the way by young agents of change who are passionate about
improving their communities.
We want to elevate their voices, especially those that aren’t
being heard. We will connect them with each other, so their efforts
can be louder. We will also connect them to partners, talent and
allies who want to further their causes. And we’re developing a set
of tools to enable change agents of all levels to amplify their
efforts and inspire others to get started.
VOICES FOR CHANGE ON A GLOBAL SCALEToday’s youth generation is
more determined than ever to make the world a better place.
Viacom has a long history of supporting youth activism around
the world—from MTV’s Agentes de Cambio, which encourages young
change agents in Latin America to work together for a better
society, to Nickelodeon’s Together For Good campaign, which
celebrates and empowers young change makers who are doing
extraordinary things, to mention just two of our youth-centered
Generation Change builds on these initiatives and will empower
even more capable and determined young activists to stand up and
have their voices heard, on a global scale.
Our agedoesn’t limit our activism.ZIAD AHMED, 19CEO, JÜV
Consulting, a student / activist and panelist at VidCon.
Student activists, Kiyomi Calloway and co-founder of Project
Tree Nza-Ari Khepra, pose with moderator and the MTV News
producer, Sway Calloway, after speaking on a VidCon panel.
Viacom interviewed over 50 young people
at VidCon on the topic of social activism.
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LISTENING TO YOUNG CHANGE MAKERS In the summer of 2018, Viacom
soft-launched Generation Change at VidCon, the annual conference
for online video creators in Anaheim, CA. During the conference,
three inspiring young change makers took the stage for a panel,
sharing their motivations and successes with an audience of other
potential young activists.
During VidCon, we also interviewed over 50 young people on the
topic of social activism. It was a key part of our efforts to
understand how we can most impactfully support this new generation
of change makers—to help them get their voices heard on the
greatest possible scale.
THE MTV EMA GENERATION CHANGE AWARD For the 2018 MTV EMAs, MTV
announced the first-ever “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” to
elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are
changing the world. Five change makers from around the globe, all
under the age of 26, were nominated for the award, which was
presented to all five nominees during the “2018 MTV EMA” red carpet
pre-show in Bilbao, Spain on November 4th by MTV’s Sway Calloway
and renowned musical artist Alessia Cara.
The five young change makers celebrated were among a generation
of young people who are tackling the world’s toughest problems
through music, storytelling and digital media. The five first-ever
MTV EMA Generation Change winners from around the world included
Sonita Alizadeh, 21, of Afghanistan; Mohamad Aljounde, 17, of
Lebanon; Ellen Jones, 20, of the UK; Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez, 18,
of the USA; and Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, of Nigeria.
EMPLOYEES MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Viacom employees are the driving force behind our efforts to
create lasting impact—in the workplace, in communities and where
it’s needed most.
ALL GOOD, ALL AROUND (THE GLOBE)Friday, April 20 2018 was truly
a global day of giving. Nearly 5,000 employees from 25 different
regions around the world contributed ideas, talent and compassion
to more than 125 projects in local communities for the 22nd
Viacommunity Day, a celebration of the company’s values and
commitment to giving back.
The day’s theme was “ALL GOOD, ALL AROUND.” The scope of
Viacom’s traditional day of service reflected this theme well. All
around the world, employees did good: helping at their local
offices (like Viacom’s Times Square headquarters), trekking to
community organizations such as Chrysalis in downtown Los
Angeles, or cleaning up the shores of Australia’s Sydney Harbour
National Park. In these locations and everywhere in between, Viacom
employees continued to foster a long-standing tradition of giving
in a big way, making this year’s Viacommunity Day our most
successful day of action to date.
Nearly 5,000 Viacom employees from 25 regions around the world
participated in the 22nd annual Viacommunity Day.
Global community organizations participated in Viacom’s 22nd
annual Viacommunity Day.
of UP mentors sign up to take part in the program again the next
UP MENTORING AND UP CREATIVE: SUPPORTING UNDERSERVED NYC
YOUTHSince 2014, our Unlimited Potential (UP) program has been
connecting Viacom employees in New York City with promising high
school students for mentoring and other forms of career and college
readiness. The students attend mentoring sessions with Viacom
employees at all levels and get the opportunity to go behind the
scenes at one of the world’s biggest media companies. To date, more
than 250 employees have given their time, energy and insights as
mentors, and over 200 young people have received mentoring.
For the diverse group of Viacom employees who get involved as
mentors, it’s much more than a chance to give back. They also get
to develop new skills and learn first-hand how millennial youth see
and experience the world. The mentors help the students build real
and marketable business skills, in part by prepping to compete
together in the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) business
UP Creative, a five-week program held each spring, equips
talented young creatives with the skills they need to tell their
stories and get their voices heard. In 2018, nine UP Creative
mentees were selected in partnership with the New York-based
nonprofit, Reel Works. The Up Creative mentees worked closely with
the Nickelodeon production team in groups of three, and each team
developed a Nickelodeon-branded promotion reel.
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THE INDISPENSABLE ROLE OF OUR OFFICE OF GLOBAL INCLUSIONViacom’s
Office of Global Inclusion and our engaged employee resource groups
(ERGs) reach across our brands, harnessing the diverse creativity
of our workforce to fuel their leadership growth and keep us
connected to multicultural audiences around the world. Their
efforts help make Viacom an inclusive and fulfilling place to work,
provide direct business support and ensure that we focus on
pro-social activities where we can collectively make the most
Career support for NYC youthOur ERGs partnered with the Harlem
Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) to inspire New York City youth
to aim high in their future careers—the participating employees
hosted panels with media professionals, movie screenings and
behind-the-scenes tours of Viacom offices.
Coming together for Puerto RicoAfter Hurricane Maria devastated
Puerto Rico in 2017, SOMOS, our Latinx employee resource group,
worked to heighten awareness across Viacom, sharing information
about the severity of the crisis and organizing ways for everyone
to contribute to the response.
Supporting LGBTQ rights and voicesDuring Pride Month 2018,
Emerge, our employee resource group focused on LGBTQ employees and
straight allies, hosted GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis for a discussion
on the role of activism and allies in securing and protecting LGBTQ
rights. Emerge also helped to rally nearly 350 Viacom-affiliated
marchers to take part in the New York City Pride March.
Viacom Emerge celebrates GLAAD Spirit Day, taking a stand
against bullying and supporting LGBTQ youth.
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Our commitment is to create a working environment where every
single employee brings his or her whole self to work each and every
day. Because you do your best work when you’re true to who you
are.MARVA SMALLS Executive Vice President , Global Head of
Inclusion Strategies, Viacom; Executive Vice President, Public
Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon.
Nick Cannon speaks onstage with HALO honorees and performers
the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards.
AMPLIFYING VOICESWe’re using our brands and storytelling
expertise to amplify and celebrate diverse voices so that others
might find their voices, too.
CELEBRATING KIDS WHO “HALO”For over eight years, Nickelodeon’s
Helping And Leading Others (HALO) initiative has been celebrating
the extraordinary impacts that kids can have in their neighborhoods
and beyond—as activists, fundraisers, visionaries and volunteers.
In 2017, HALO became a year-round movement with a dedicated website
(weHALO.com) and social media presence to give it momentum. To
date, 100 kids have been honored as HALO award winners, and
$500,000 has been donated to nonprofits in the form of scholarships
and seed grants.
In 2018, Nickelodeon teamed up with Key Club International and
DoSomething to provide grants to young people who are doing amazing
work in their communities and in the world. A vote by HALO Movement
community members helped narrow the field of 63 Key Clubs who
applied for the grants down to 10 finalists.
KIDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLDNickelodeon has teamed up with
KidsRights, the nonprofit behind the International Children’s Peace
Prize (the Nobel Peace Prize equivalent for children), to give kids
all over the world the inspiration and tools that they need to
become change makers.
The campaign is called #KidsCan, and it revolves around a series
of short videos, each telling the story of an amazing young change
maker. By the end of the first phase of the campaign, the #KidsCan
spots will have aired over 20,000 times on Nickelodeon channels
across more than 165 countries, reaching more than 200 million
households. There’s also a toolkit and a quiz available online to
help kids get started as change makers.
POWER OF YOUTH VOICESAfter the shooting that left 17 people dead
at a high school in Parkland, Florida, student survivors spoke out
and made history, igniting a new youth-led movement against gun
violence. Viacom has used its linear, digital and social media
channels to amplify the growing March For Our Lives movement. In a
sign of solidarity, Viacom went dark for 17 minutes across all of
our U.S. networks on March 14 during the national student walkout
to protest continued inaction on gun violence.
MTV handed its social media channels over to youth activists
during the National Student Walkout and partnered with the NAACP
and celebrities including Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to bring
1,000 activists to Washington, DC, for the March For Our Lives.
Comedy Central has given the Parkland activists exposure via
appearances on the Daily Show and other broadcasts.
An advocate for child rights, 2017 International Children’s
Peace Prize winner Mohamad Aljounde built a school in
a refugee camp in Lebanon to give children access to an
education, all while using the power of storytelling to shine
a light on their realities in the wake of an ongoing
To date, 100 kids have been honored as HALO award
winners, and $500,000 has been donated to nonprofits in the
of scholarships and seed grants.
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ELEVATING DIVERSE LGBTQ VOICESFor Pride Month in 2018, VH1
partnered with the It Gets Better Project to record eight new
videos in which the stars of hit VH1 shows—including RuPaul’s Drag
Race sensations Peppermint and Jiggly Caliente—shared how they were
able to push through the difficulties of youth to enjoy a life as
their true selves. The videos aired throughout the month of June on
VH1 and Logo. VH1 also created a website, vh1.pride.com, where
viewers could watch and share the videos and get help to take
action in support of LGBTQ youth.
The collaboration gave VH1 a chance to elevate these compelling
voices from the LGBTQ community even further. And it gave the It
Gets Better Project a new range of voices and stories, expanding
the project’s impact and reach.
Paramount Network is building Storytelling Labs in underserved
STORYTELLING LABS FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTHIn 2018, Paramount
Network installed the first-ever Stories Matter Storytelling Lab—a
full suite of filmmaking and editing equipment—at Wellpinit School
District on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State.
It’s the first step in the network’s new Stories Matter initiative,
which aims to elevate the voices of people who are quietly making a
difference in their communities and beyond.
At a Storytelling Lab summer camp run by Paramount Network and
the Barcid Foundation, which specializes in promoting creativity in
Native American communities, about 15 young people got to try out
the storytelling tools and explore their life stories. A local
teacher learned how to facilitate future sessions and classes,
meaning the Storytelling Lab could have a life of its own for years
TURNING THE #SOUNDON For International Women’s Day in March
2018, Viacom International Media Networks launched #SOUNDON, a
campaign built around powerful moments from Viacom awards shows,
featuring inspiring women in the industry such as: Alicia Keys,
Emma Watson, Pink and others. #SOUNDON spots aired for two weeks
across Viacom channels in 28 countries, giving the campaign a big
reach. Altogether, Viacom’s International Women’s Day content had
over 40 million views.
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%of new students in CMT’s education outreach tour were women who
had never previously set foot on a community college campus.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OUTREACHCMT Empowering Education took its
unique approach to education outreach on tour in Louisiana in 2018.
Singer-songwriter and Louisiana native Courtney Cole headlined
eight concerts across the state focusing on rural areas. Each event
was held on a community college campus, featured a panel of local
students sharing their success stories and highlighted educational
opportunities that can lead to in-demand careers in their
The tour was a partnership with Louisiana Community and
Technical College System (LCTCS), and it reached thousands of
people across the state. Through these efforts, LCTCS has
identified over 800 potential new students who said they had never
previously set foot on a community college campus—over 70% of whom
were women. After the tour, LCTCS launched a campaign to encourage
women who had participated in the events to learn more about STEM
careers and programs.
VIACOM’S PRO BONO PROGRAMThe Viacom Pro Bono Program’s mission
is to help those in need who cannot afford the costs of legal
representation. Through a partnership with Kids in Need of Defense
(KIND), a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to
immigrant and refugee children who are facing the possibility of
deportation, Viacom’s legal team met with affected children to
gather information used to determine applicable relief. This relief
could include efforts such as seeking a reprieve from deportation
through the DACA program or applying for green cards.
In 2018, Viacom’s legal team held trainings with KIND, where
KIND staff explained how pro bono attorneys can represent
unaccompanied child clients in actual immigration proceedings.
These trainings yielded a collaboration with a law firm on numerous
active cases to represent children under 21 who arrived at the
border seeking relief.
WE ARE THE DREAMERSEvery year, about 65,000 undocumented
students who are caught up in the limbo of Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) graduate from American high schools. Only
5 to 10% of them will continue on to any form of higher education.
A growing number of states now make it easier for these young
people to attend college and get access to financial aid, but many
undocumented students are too afraid to risk revealing their status
by talking to someone who could help them navigate the available
In 2018, MTV and Get Schooled teamed up to launch We Are The
Dream, a multi-platform campaign aimed at making sure undocumented
students and their families have the best possible chance of
pursuing their chosen paths. The campaign’s centerpiece is
WeAreTheDream.us, a digital hub designed to provide everything a
Dreamer or their allies need to know about scholarships, sanctuary
colleges and more. 25,000 students engaged with #wearethedream
during its first six months.
With the right inspiration, tools and resources, young people
can change the world. We’re helping the next generation make a
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MDuring the 2018 school year, Save The Music jump-started new
music programs in more than 50 schools nationwide, providing over
$2 million of new instruments and equipment.
REBUILDING MUSIC EDUCATION IN NEW ORLEANSIn May 2018, VH1 Save
The Music teamed up with Artist Corps New Orleans and Preservation
Hall Foundation to host a two-day Convening on the topic of how to
sustainably restore music education programs to New Orleans
schools. Post Hurricane Katrina, less than 30% of the city’s
schools offer sufficient music programs. That’s an issue of
national significance, given how important music is to New Orleans’
The ideas and connections forged during the Convening will
become the blueprint for a new community-centered plan to rebuild
music education in New Orleans, one school at a time. The goal is
to restore music education at about 60 schools across the city
within about five to eight years. The first VH1 Save The Music
grant has already been made—at Morris Jeff Community Charter
School—and fundraising and planning to support the citywide program
are well underway.
SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF FILM AND TVTen talented MFA students
from Howard University were selected to go to the Sundance Film
Festival in 2018 as the first ever cohort of Blackhouse Fellows,
with support from BET and the Blackhouse Foundation. It was an
opportunity for these students from a historically black
institution to gain a once-in-a lifetime experience that might
jump-start a future career. At a breakfast with executives from
Paramount, the fellows got a brass-tacks masterclass on the
workings of the film industry.
Also at Sundance, BET kicked off PROJECT CRE8, a nationwide
competition to find America’s most talented young African-American
filmmaker. Ten semi-finalists got $2,500 to make a short film, and
there was a public vote to give one of them a guaranteed spot in
the top five. In October, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Quincy Ledbetter
was crowned the PROJECT CRE8 winner for his original script “Alieu
the Dreamer,” which BET and Paramount Players will turn into a
The 10 fellows interacted with executives, directors and actors,
including Issa Rae.
Students from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts performed
during the Convening.
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PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
We’re raising awareness on a global scale, especially in
relation to sexual and mental health.
MMTV Staying Alive has awarded more than $6 million in
20 YEARS OF MTV STAYING ALIVE For 20 years, the MTV Staying
Alive Foundation has been working tirelessly around the world to
stop the spread of HIV among young people. MTV Staying Alive uses
groundbreaking, original content to deliver information about HIV
and sexual reproductive health and rights to vast audiences. The
foundation also provides grants, training and support to
grassroots, youth-led efforts to reach young people with sexual and
reproductive health education.
To date, MTV Staying Alive has funded 208 youth-led sexual
health organizations, trained 21,000 peer educators, awarded more
than $6 million in grants, distributed 9.5 million condoms and
helped 260,000 people get tested for HIV.
The award-winning drama series MTV Shuga, which the foundation
produces, reaches more than 720 million people globally. And it is
making a real difference. For example, a randomized controlled
trial of Nigerian MTV Shuga viewers found they were twice as likely
to get tested for HIV, compared to young people who don’t watch the
SEXTUMISMO: IT’S YOUR LIFE, IT’S YOUR CHOICESince 2007, MTV
Latin America has collaborated with Bayer and the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) to create SexTuMismo (Sex Yourself), an
annual campaign aimed at educating and engaging Latin American
young people on questions of sex and sexual health. For the last
few years the campaign has been promoted in Brazil, too, as Seja
Edgy, informative videos, social media posts, digital content
and MTV news segments help to get the campaign noticed. The 2017
campaign—which used emojis and video chats to get young people
talking and sharing about their sexual health choices—reached 32.8
million people, and 24,361 young people took a “revealing quiz”
about their sexual health.
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Storytelling has the power to catalyze positive social change.
We have seen that first-hand with the MTV Shuga series.GEORGIA
ARNOLDExecutive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation
REDUCING OUR FOOTPRINTBy making sure our facilities operate
efficiently, we’re saving energy, water and waste. For example, our
new Burbank and Hollywood locations both achieved the U.S. Green
Building Council’s LEED Gold certification—a leap forward,
environmentally, for our U.S. West Coast operations. We’re also
continuing to install energy-efficient equipment and LED fixtures
in place of older lighting. And we’re monitoring our usage, year
over year, to find even more ways to reduce our footprint.
GREEN FILM AND TV PRODUCTIONSSeveral Paramount productions have
recently been recognized for their environmental efforts. Eli—a
Paramount Players production soon to be seen on Netflix—won a
Green Seal at the Environmental Media Association’s 2018
awards, while Season 3 of the Paramount Television-produced show
“Shooter” won a Gold Seal—the association’s highest
Earlier this year, Paramount Television’s production of “Maniac”
(starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill) was awarded the NYC FILM GREEN
Mark of Distinction for sustainable production. The production’s
eco efforts included a food recovery program that donated nearly
500 pounds of food to those in need—equating to 414 meals for
the hungry and 270 pounds of CO₂e diverted from the air by
Paramount’s December 2017 feature film release, Downsizing,
starring Matt Damon, addressed big questions about the sustainable
future. The film’s production team went to great lengths to be more
sustainable behind the scenes, too—by banning water bottles
on set, sourcing food locally whenever possible, repurposing
sets and props from previous productions, and much more. In fact,
ProducedBy magazine highlighted the green production protocols used
in Downsizing to shrink its carbon footprint.
Through its long-running initiative, “Green. It’s paramount
to us.”, Paramount tries to boost sustainability in every aspect of
its work. The studio plays an active part in the industry-wide
coterie of heavyweights that drafted the “Green Production
Guide” and other tools designed to promote sustainable practices
on set. The studio has also taken steps to make its facilities
greener, such as by installing a low-carbon alternative energy
plant that saves more than 10 million kW hours of electricity per
In our offices and studios, we’re working to be greener and more
sustainable, including reducing the carbon footprint of our
Graffiti artists customized reusable water bottles for staff in
our NYC offices.
The alternative energy plant provides about 40% of the energy
Paramount needs for its Hollywood lot.
of U.S. facilities used less energy compared to the previous
less energy use across our U.S. facilities in 2017
fewer GHG emissions vs. our 2014 baseline
PLASTIC BOTTLE PHASEOUT At Viacom, we want to do everything we
can to support sustainable living and business. Which is why we’ve
removed plastic bottles and straws from all in-house catering at
our locations throughout the U.S. The change took effect at the end
of July 2018.
At the Viacom HQ at 1515 Broadway in New York, the phase-out
means there will now be about 520,000 fewer plastic bottles and
80,000 fewer plastic straws leaving the building as recycling each
year— equivalent to about 20,000 pounds of plastic that we’re
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