Vodafone commits to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2040

Vodafone will slash its global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040 – 10 years ahead of its original 2050 target. To fulfil this commitment, Vodafone will aim to eliminate carbon emissions from its own activities, as well as from the energy it purchases, by 2030. Vodafone also aims to halve its carbon emissions from joint ventures, supply chain purchases and business travel, as well as from the products it sells, by 2030. All of the new targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership…

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SSE to treble renewables output to lead net zero charge

Leading low-carbon energy company SSE has unveiled plans to treble its renewable output by 2030, and set out its aspiration to add 1GW a year of new renewables capacity by the second half of the decade. The update comes as the Prime Minister sets out his 10-point plan to build back greener and attract private sector investment in decarbonisation. The FTSE-listed business, which was confirmed on Monday as a Principal Partner to the UK Government on the COP26 UN climate conference, has already pledged to spend £7.5bn – £4m every…

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Black & Veatch Announces 2025 Net Zero Goal as Part of Sustainability Pledges

Recognizing the need to be a champion of change within the global infrastructure market, Black & Veatch have announced that it is strengthening its sustainability vision with new pledges that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global best practices. The company’s pledges will address a range of environmental and business practices, including carbon neutrality by 2025, water usage, diversity and inclusion, anti-corruption and more. “Black & Veatch’s Sustainability Pledges reinforce our commitment to the betterment of society and mark a new chapter in our sustainability journey,”…

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BRC highlights UK retail industry ambition to reach Net Zero by 2040

The climate crisis remains one of the greatest threats to our planet and we all have a part in tackling it. The UK has an opportunity to rebuild a fairer, more sustainable economy, in a post-pandemic era, which starts by cutting carbon emissions. Today, 63 leading retailers have come together to support the BRC Climate Action Roadmap which aims to bring the retail industry and its supply chains to Net Zero by 2040. This follows an announcement made earlier in the year where twenty major retailers signed a declaration to…

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Cambridge University to divest from fossil fuels with ‘net zero’ plan

The University of Cambridge aims to divest from all direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels by 2030 as part of the University’s plan to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038, more than a decade before the date set by the UK Government. The £3.5 billion Cambridge University Endowment Fund – one of the biggest of its kind in Europe – intends to ramp up investments in renewable energy as it divests from fossil fuels.  This latest plan puts Cambridge at the head of the race to…

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