According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, almost a third of the UK’s largest businesses are “leading the way in the world’s transition to a low carbon economy.”
All have pledged to eliminate their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050.
Here are six of them:
- Vodafone has pledged to reach net zero as early as 2040.
- Sainsbury’s. The company is “reducing food waste, plastic packaging and water usage and increasing recycling, biodiversity, and sustainable eating.”
- AstraZeneca. The pharmaceutical company is aiming to double its energy productivity, using “100% renewable energy for power and heat.”
- Rolls-Royce has established a circular economy approach to its manufacturing process – up to 95% of their jet engines can now be recycled.
- Legal and General has committed to becoming net zero across “their entire operational footprint from 2030.”
- Aviva is investing £2.5 billion in low carbon and renewable energy infrastructure and powering all its offices with “100% renewable electricity.”
Now all the world needs is for the rest to follow suit.
Extract from Human Capital – Drayton’s business magazine