ITV announces 2030 1.5 degree science based carbon emissions target and ambitious environmental targets

ITV have outlined their 2030 environmental targets, as they pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 46% by 2030, in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario.

As part of their Social Purpose Strategy, this announcement illustrates how ITV intend to take action to improve the environmental impact of the areas most material to the business – their global carbon emissions, waste, supply chain, and culture.

ITV have outlined their 2030 environmental targets, as they pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 46% by 2030, in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario.

As part of their Social Purpose Strategy, this announcement illustrates how ITV intend to take action to improve the environmental impact of the areas most material to the business – their global carbon emissions, waste, supply chain, and culture.

ITV are committing to reduce scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 46.2% in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario, scope 3 emissions by 28%, in line with a well below 2 degree emissions scenario, becoming a zero waste and zero single use plastic business, and running a 100% sustainable supply chain, all by or before 2030. For culture, ITVare committing to all programmes produced and commissioned by ITV to be albert certified by 2021, and for all ITV colleagues to complete climate crisis training by the end of next year.

Theirenvironmental ambition is to create the biggest shows with the smallest footprint. Taking action on environmental targets in every business area is crucial to achieving these targets. As signatories to the Task force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) ITVare embedding climate risk and opportunity into theirglobal governance, risk management and strategy.

Using 2019 as a baseline, their environmental targets are outlined as follows:

  • Reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46.2% by 2030

ITV aim to reduce scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 46.2% by 2030, scope 3 emissions by 28% by 2030, and power the business with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Their emissions targets will be approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, and ITV will also join RE100, this year.

  • 100% Sustainable Supply Chain by 2030

As part of their ambition towards running a 100% sustainable supply chain, 100% of their highest environmental risk suppliers will meet ITV’s best practice sustainability criteria by 2025, and by 2030 ITV will work with all other suppliers to reduce their environmental impact.

  • Zero Waste by 2030

Zero waste is defined as 90% of all UK waste reused and recycled by 2030. ITV have committed to an interim target of 75% reused and recycled by 2025, and eliminating single use plastic across operations, productions and supply chain by 2025.

  • Sustainable Culture by 2021

To embed a sustainable culture, ITV already announced earlier this year that all programmes produced by ITV will be albert certified, and ITV are committing to all programmes commissioned to be certified by 2021. All ITV colleagues will also complete climate crisis training by the end of 2021.

“The next 10 years are key in averting irreversible and catastrophic climate change. It’s why we have aligned ITV’s 2030 environmental targets to the reductions that science is telling us we need to do. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, and look forward to the solutions we’ll find to continue to create programmes that have the biggest impact on the audience and the smallest impact on the planet.

Clare Phillips, ITV’s Director of Social Purpose

“We’re very proud to be declared Britain’s first sustainable regional news team. We all have a part to play in tackling climate change and achieving Albert Certification is an important step forward in the way we produce and broadcast our news bulletins, to ensure we grasp the opportunity to not only reduce the impact of our production, but truthfully communicate the climate agenda to our viewers too.

Guy Phillips, Editor for ITV Regional News

Find out more about their Purpose and Goals

We are committing to reduce scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 46.2% in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario, scope 3 emissions by 28%, in line with a well below 2 degree emissions scenario, becoming a zero waste and zero single use plastic business, and running a 100% sustainable supply chain, all by or before 2030. For culture, we are committing to all programmes produced and commissioned by ITV to be albert certified by 2021, and for all ITV colleagues to complete climate crisis training by the end of next year.

Our environmental ambition is to create the biggest shows with the smallest footprint. Taking action on environmental targets in every business area is crucial to achieving these targets. As signatories to the Task force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) we are embedding climate risk and opportunity into our global governance, risk management and strategy.

Using 2019 as a baseline, our environmental targets are outlined as follows:

  • Reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46.2% by 2030

We aim to reduce scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 46.2% by 2030, scope 3 emissions by 28% by 2030, and power the business with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Our emissions targets will be approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, and we will also join RE100, this year.

  • 100% Sustainable Supply Chain by 2030

As part of our ambition towards running a 100% sustainable supply chain, 100% of our highest environmental risk suppliers will meet ITV’s best practice sustainability criteria by 2025, and by 2030 we will work with all other suppliers to reduce their environmental impact.

  • Zero Waste by 2030

Zero waste is defined as 90% of all UK waste reused and recycled by 2030. We have committed to an interim target of 75% reused and recycled by 2025, and eliminating single use plastic across operations, productions and supply chain by 2025.

  • Sustainable Culture by 2021

To embed a sustainable culture, we already announced earlier this year that all programmes produced by ITV will be albert certified, and we are committing to all programmes commissioned to be certified by 2021. All ITV colleagues will also complete climate crisis training by the end of 2021.

The next 10 years are key in averting irreversible and catastrophic climate change. It’s why we have aligned ITV’s 2030 environmental targets to the reductions that science is telling us we need to do. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, and look forward to the solutions we’ll find to continue to create programmes that have the biggest impact on the audience and the smallest impact on the planet.

Clare Phillips, ITV’s Director of Social Purpose

We’re very proud to be declared Britain’s first sustainable regional news team. We all have a part to play in tackling climate change and achieving Albert Certification is an important step forward in the way we produce and broadcast our news bulletins, to ensure we grasp the opportunity to not only reduce the impact of our production, but truthfully communicate the climate agenda to our viewers too.

Guy Phillips, Editor for ITV Regional News

Find out more about our Purpose and Goals

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