Environment and climate

The game industry has a relatively low impact on the environment and climate, since most operations are carried out digitally, and games are distributed primarily through digital channels. Our greatest environmental and climate impact comes from the energy consumption of server rooms and business travel by air.

Server operation and digital distribution

Most of our products are sold via downloads. We seek to promote sales through digital channels rather than retail sales in stores, as digital management reduces the climate impact by reducing consumption of raw materials. Running servers and hardware has an environmental and climate impact, and the company actively seeks more climate-friendly server rooms and other solutions to minimize the company’s negative environmental footprint.

Business travel

We aim wherever possible to replace physical travel and gatherings with digital alternatives, such as digital conferences and meetings. In 2022, we produced a Business Travel Policy to ensure that our employees use the most sustainable travel solution available.

Among other things, the policy states that means of transport with the least possible climate impact should be prioritized and that public transport should be chosen as it is usually the most efficient option, from both a financial and environmental perspective. The challenge for us lies mainly in flights to the USA, where most global trade fairs and game development conferences take place.


Starbreeze rents all its premises, which means limited opportunities for influence and control over things such as the proportion of renewable electricity, waste management and recycling options. We engage in active dialog with our landlords to ensure that our premises with associated services are as environmentally- and climate-friendly as possible. We have offices all over the world, with the largest office in Stockholm, where over 80 percent of our employees work.

Energy consumption and emissions

Starbreeze is working to continuously reduce its environmental impact and in 2023 began to survey the company’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. In this year’s report, the company’s premises, where more than 80 percent of the company’s employees are based, are included in the calculations. In total, Starbreeze’s energy consumption amounted to 507,033 kWh, equivalent to 992 kg of carbon[1]emissions. All electricity purchased for the property is produced by wind power and is therefore 100 percent fossil-free.


[1] Data on energy consumption and carbon emissions is provided by the property owner and is calculated on the basis of the number of square meters that Starbreeze rents.



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1 For 2023, refers only to the company’s head office in Stockholm, Sweden

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