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The Guardian Plans To Reach Net Zero Emissions By 2030

Oct 7, 2020

The Guardian Media Group one of the UK’s leading media organisations has announced its plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

The group announced earlier in 2020 its intension to refuse any advertising from fossil fuel companies. More recently, the Guardian Jobs team has made it easier for employers to advertise sustainability jobs to its readers.

The group has now set a goal of eliminating at least two-thirds of all emissions from its own operations and supply chain by 2030. This will include everything from making the lighting in its offices as efficient as possible to reducing the amount of packaging used for newspapers.

Julie Richards, the Guardian News and Media’s delivery portfolio director said;

“Our readers are always a great source of ideas and challenging questions that force us to think harder about what we do. Since certifying as a socially aware B Corporation last year we have gained lots of new ideas and inspiration from fellow B Corps, and of course our journalism is a constant source of information about new developments and technologies that can help us improve.

These measures are intended to demonstrate that we must back up words with action. The Guardian wants to lead the world with authoritative, compelling, revelatory journalism about the climate crisis. We can only credibly do so if we ourselves face up to the challenges that confront policymakers, businesses and households in these troubling times.”

The Guardian Media Group is also a current member of the Race to Zero campaign, you can find more information on their climate actions here.

Find out how to join the Race to Zero here.

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