Net Zero Carbon Commitment

The major commitments so far

  • December 2015
  • April 2016
  • June 2017
  • October 2018
  • June 2019
  • July 2019
  • October 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
  • November 2020
  • Future
December 2015

12.2015

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

TCFD launched and headed by Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York.

April 2016

4.2016

The Paris Climate Agreement

Sets a global goal of limiting global warming to below 2ºC, signed.

June 2017

6.2017

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Final Recommendations released.

October 2018

10.2018

IPCC

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C.

June 2019

6.2019

Net Zero Carbon by 2050

UK sets national Net Zero Carbon by 2050 Target.

July 2019

7.2019

UK Green Finance White Paper

All UK listed companies and large asset owners to disclose in line with the TCFD recommendations by 2022”.

October 2019

10.2019

TSBTi

stops accepting targets with 2°C ambition.

January 2020

3.1.2020

CO-OP

The Co-op has moved the deadline for ensuring that 100% of the packaging on its own-brand lines is easy-to-recycle forward from 2023 to summer 2020.
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6.1.2020

PEEL L&P

A portfolio of 11 office properties across Liverpool and Greater Manchester have been verified as net-zero carbon against the UK Green Building Council's (UKGBC) standard, in what the developer has described as a national first.
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6.1.2020

VOGUE ITALIA

Vogue Italia does not publish any photos in its latest issue, in a bid to highlight the environmental impact of producing a glossy fashion magazine.
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7.1.2020

EQUINOR

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has pledged to bringing the greenhouse gas footprint of its onshore plants and offshore fields to"near zero" by 2050.
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8.1.2020

HOMEBASE

Homebase has pledged to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill status by 2021.
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8.1.2020

KROGER

US retail giant Kroger has unveiled new steps to eliminate food waste across its company by 2025 by prioritising food donations and technological innovations to drive action through a Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative.
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9.1.2020

NATIONAL TRUST

The National Trust has unveiled a plan to become net-zero carbon by 2030, which features one of the UK's biggest forest expansion projects - planting 20 million trees.
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10.1.2020

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter calls for greater disclosure of climate-related risks and promises to launch new investment products that screen fossil fuels.
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10.1.2020

QUORN FOODS

Quorn Foods is introducing labels detailing the carbon footprint of its products to some of its most popular lines.
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12.1.2020

BRITISH AIRWAYS

British Airways has begun offsetting all emissions generated through domestic flights within the UK, at no additional cost to passengers. As part of its parent company - International Airlines Group (IAG) - target from October to reach netzero by 2050.
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13.1.2020

AB INBEV

Global brewer AB InBev has signed a 10-year agreement with global energy giant BayWa r.e to purchase 100% renewable electricity to power its Western European breweries.
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13.1.2020

WATES GROUP

Wates Group has committed to new goals that target zero waste from all onsite operations and zero carbon emissions from operations and vehicle fleets by 2025.
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16.1.2020

TAKEDA

Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda will strive to achieve carbon neutrality across its value chain by 2040.
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16.1.2020

MICROSOFT

Microsoft pledges to become carbon-negative by 2030, with the goal of removing carbon from the atmosphere that the company has emitted since it was founded in 1975.
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16.1.2020

ETIHAD

United Arab Emirates' national airline Etihad announced ambitious targets to halve its 2019 emissions by 2035 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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16.1.2020

NETSLÈ

Nestlé extends its 2025 commitments to include the reduction of virgin plastics by one third in the same period.
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16.1.2020

PEPSICO

PepsiCo announced that 100% of the electricity used across its US operations will be renewable by the end of 2020.
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16.1.2020

DEBENHAMS

Debenhams has launched ambitions to source 100% of its cotton from sources certified as sustainable by 2022; to switch to FSC-certified paper for swing tags by December 2020; to remove plastic lamination from all swing tags by December 2020, and to divert all old fashion stock and samples from landfill or incineration.
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16.1.2020

VISA

Visa has met its target to use 100% renewable electricity across its global operations.
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17.1.2020

THE JANUS HENDERSON UK PROPERTY PAIF

The Janus Henderson UK Property PAIF has committed to become operationally net zero carbon across its portfolio by 2030.
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20.1.2020

MASTERCARD

Mastercard has teamed up with a clutch of major companies, global banks, and transport authorities to deliver a fresh collaborative drive to ramp up private sector climate efforts, including a pledge to plant 100 million trees over the next five years.
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21.1.2020

LLOYD BANKING GROUP

Lloyd's Banking Group has pledged to halve the carbon emissions generated by projects it finances by 2030 and commited to source 100% renewable electricity.
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21.1.2020

STARBUCKS

Starbucks has announced new targets to halve carbon emissions, water use and waste sent to landfill by 2030.
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23.1.2020

ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca has pledged to become carbon-negative across its entire value chain by 2030, with an interim ambition of reaching net-zero operational carbon emissions from operations by 2025.
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23.1.2020

ACCOR

Global hotelier Accor has committed to remove all single-use plastics from guest-facing operations by 2022.
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27.1.2020

NHS ENGLAND

NHS England is establishing an expert panel to chart a practical route map this year to enable the NHS to get to ‘net zero’.
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28.1.2020

SAINSBURY’S

Sainsbury's has pledged to invest £1bn in order to become a net-zero business across its own operations by 2040.
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31.1.2020

EY

EY has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by the end of the year.
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31.1.2020

PANDORA

Pandora joins the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), pledging to become 'carbon neutral' by 2025.
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February 2020

3.2.2020

ASDA

Asda has committed to halving its Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (power-related) emissions by 2025, under new targets which it claims are aligned with a 1.5C trajector.
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3.2.2020

BAFTA

Bafta delivers its first carbon-netural ceremony, by investment in numerous initiatives to decarbonise and reduce the resource impact of the awards ceremony.
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4.2.2020

UK SUSTAINABLE AVIATION COALITION

UK aviation chiefs have signed up to a plan to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, pledging to accelerate the use of more efficient aircraft, modernise flight operations and drive the market for low carbon fuels made from waste.
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4.2.2020

BARRATT DEVELOPMENT

Barratt Development has pledged to reduce direct (Scope 1 and Scope 2) emissions by 29% by 2025 and cut indirect (Scope 3) emissions by 11% by 2030.
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4.2.2020

SKY

Sky has unveiled a new commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 through strategies to make its products more energy efficient, its film and TV more sustainable and by engaging consumers and the value chain to "go zero".
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7.2.2020

LEGO

Lego has vowed to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastics from its products within a decade, by investing heavily in recycled and bio-based materials.
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14.2.2020

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

Royal Bank of Scotland will stop lending to energy companies that fail to align with the Paris climate agreement goals by 2021.
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21.2.1020

CEMEX

Multinational cement and building materials giant Cemex has pledged to reach net-zero across its operations and products by 2050, as part of a new climate action strategy.
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21.2.2020

McApline

McAlpine has set a 2025 net-zero carbon emissions target.
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26.2.2020

JP MORGAN CHASE

JP Morgan Chase is set to become the latest global banking giant to restrict lending to the most carbon intensive fossil fuel projects.
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26.2.2020

VOLKSWAGEN

Volkswagen’s chief executive has pledged to employ a young climate campaigner to “aggressively” challenge the company’s environmental policies, as he acknowledged the world’s largest carmaker was moving too slowly in the race to roll out electric vehicles.
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26.2.2020

RIO TINTO

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it wants its globe-spanning operations to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will spend US$1bn over the next five years to reduce its carbon footprint.
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28.2.2020

DRAX

Energy company Drax has announced it is planning to cease using coal at its Selby power station in North Yorkshire in March 2021, bringing half a century of coal-fired power generation to an end next year at the UK’s largest power station.
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March 2020

2.3.2020

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has signed a €1.4 billion sustainability-linked loan deal aimed at pushing the Irish state-owned energy firm to deliver on its emissions goals and scale up its renewable energy capacity.
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3.3.2020

O2

Telecommunications giant O2 has pledged to achieve net-zero across its entire business and mobile network by 2025 - a move it claims will make it the UK's first net-zero mobile network provider.
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6.3.2020

Nestlé

Nestlé has announced that its European business is working towards ensuring packaging is 100 percent reusable or recyclable by 2025.
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9.3.2020

General Motors

General Motors (GM) will spend $20bn (£15.25bn) on electrifying its vehicle portfolio by 2025, as part of a new electric vehicle (EV) strategy.
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10.3.2020

Iceland

Iceland has posted an update to its commitment to remove all plastics from own-label product packaging by 2023, revealing that it now uses 29% less plastics in these applications than it did in 2018.
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16.3.2020

Biffa

Waste management firm Biffa has announced a new sustainability strategy that will aim to quadruple the group's plastics recycling capacity and halve its emissions by 2030.
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18.3.2020

SAMSONITE

Luggage giant Samsonite has pledged to become a carbon-neutral company by 2025.
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19.3.2020

CHANEL

Luxury fashion and fragrance giant Chanel has committed to halve its carbon emissions by 2030, under a new 1.5C-aligned set of sustainability targets.
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31.3.20

Ricoh

Printer giant Ricoh has had its latest emissions reduction goals approved under the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) after more than doubling its emissions reduction target for 2030.
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April 2020

1.4.2020

Archer Daniels Midland

The world's largest food and ingredient supplier, Archer Daniels Midland, has set a new target of reducing emissions by 25% by 2035.
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9.4.2020

AECOM

Engineering and construction firm AECOM has revealed that targets to reduce operational emissions by 20% and value chain emissions by 10% by 2025 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as aligned to the requirements of the Paris Agreement.
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14.4.2020

HelloFresh

HelloFresh announced a new goal to offset 100% of its carbon emissions. The meal kit company will partner with terrapass, a company specializing in carbon offsetting, to fund environmental projects aimed at reducing green-house gas emissions.
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17.4.2020

Pearson

Learning and education company Pearson has had targets to halve its operational and value chain emissions by 2030 approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
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20.4.2020

Evian

Danone-owned bottled water brand Evian has confirmed it has achieved carbon neutral certification across all the countries where the brand operates, following efforts to improve the efficiency of facilities and logistics and reducing lifecycle emissions of its bottles.
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November 2020

9.11.2020

COP26

UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.