Morrisons leads green farming revolution with pledge to have first net zero British farms by 2030

Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket to be completely supplied by ‘net zero’ carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market. Over the next nine years, Morrisons will work with its 3,000 farmers and growers to produce affordable net zero carbon meat, fruit and vegetables. Morrisons expects that the first products to reach net zero carbon status will be eggs as early as 2022, followed by lamb, fruit, vegetables, pork and beef in the years to follow. UK agriculture currently accounts for 10 per cent…

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Aviva becomes the first major insurer worldwide to target Net Zero carbon by 2040

Aviva has announced its plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040. This is the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world today. The undertaking, which will inform every aspect of operations and investment decisions at Aviva, is part of its strategy to be the UK’s leading insurer, contributing to a sustainable economic recovery.  Aviva’s 2040 Net Zero plan means: Net Zero carbon emissions from its investments by 2040; A clear pathway to Net Zero: a cut of 25% in the carbon intensity…

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Morgan Sindall sets net zero by 2030 goal

Construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc has announced plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions in under a decade. The Group, one of the largest UK contractors, said it would reduce Scope 1, 2 and operational Scope 3 emissions – those directly and indirectly related to its operations – by 30% by 2025 and by 60% by 2030, based on a 2019 baseline, with any remaining emissions being offset in the UK. “We believe that this target is ambitious yet achievable,” said Chief Executive John Morgan, as the…

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Bank of America Announces Actions to Achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions before 2050

Building on Bank of America’s longstanding support for the Paris Climate Agreement, the company has outlined initial steps to achieve its goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its financing activities, operations and supply chain before 2050. Bank of America continues to actively engage with its clients to help accelerate their own transitions to net zero, and it plans to establish interim science based emissions targets for high-emitting portfolios, including energy and power. In addition, Bank of America released its broader 2030 operational and supply chain goals as…

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Legal & General continues fight against climate change as it publishes strategy to deliver net zero across its real estate portfolio

Demonstrating another step up for Legal & General in its response to combating climate change, LGIM Real Assets has published its strategy to deliver net zero carbon across its 76 million sq. ft. UK real estate portfolio by 2050. LGIM Real Assets’ pathway to net zero carbon sets out its commitments and delivery strategy for decarbonising the lifecycle of buildings from construction through to operation and eventual decommissioning. With the built environment contributing c.40% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it has a pivotal role to play in global efforts to…

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