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Rakuten TV opens Barcelona HQ

September 27, 2023

Rakuten TV has opened its new headquarters in Barcelona, which it calls “an important project for the company that has been created with its team in mind and with an environmental commitment”.

The new Rakuten TV headquarters are located in the 22 district, an area where many technology companies are based. The project, designed alongside CBRE Design Collective, aimed to adapt to the needs of the team and the hybrid home/office model resulting from the pandemic. As a result, workspaces have been balanced with socialising areas, and designed and conceived with input from employees. The offices have an Auditorium where employees can meet for company events and a terrace – with 360º views of Barcelona, from the sea to the iconic Sagrada Familia.

Sustainability and inclusiveness have been another major focus of the new office project. The new building has the highest level of LEED sustainability certification: Platinum due to good conditioning, temperature regulation, recycling and materials. But there have also been other actions such as the sale to employees of the old office furniture, the proceeds of which were sent to a local NGO chosen collectively, in a circular economy and social impact perspective.

The company, created a new ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) area in January 2023 and has tracked its 2022 social impact and carbon emissions through its first dedicated report, has designed sustainable and inclusive spaces to encourage a more conscious attitude in its workforce through dedicated actions.

In addition, Rakuten TV has presented its new positioning with the tagline: Discovering Streaming Freedom – that reflects the spirit of the company.

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