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‘Achieving a net zero target is the responsibility of everyone at the company’: Sky’s Fiona Ball on the broadcaster’s sustainability pledge

The broadcaster has pledged to be net zero by 2030

Fiona Ball, group director, bigger picture and sustainability at Sky, has written a blog about the broadcaster’s journey so far as part of its pledge to be net zero by 2030.

Sky launched its Sky Zero initiative in 2020, announcing a number of targets including developing the world’s most sustainable film and TV studios, making every Sky original production, TV channel, show and film net zero carbon, and transforming its 5,000 vehicles to create a zero emissions fleet.

In the post, Ball says that over the last 12 months, Sky has been “incredibly proactive” launching food emissions labelling information in all 29 restaurants across its 15 UK and Republic of Ireland sites, as well as operate electric shuttle buses on its sites and installing electric charging points in car parks.

Sky has also launched a robust training programme for employees to build human rights policies into every decision made throughout its value chain, said Ball.

The broadcaster has also partnered with WWF and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew to ensure it is investing in nature in the right way, helping biodiversity flourish and absorbing the emissions that businesses can’t currently reduce.

“Achieving a net zero target is the responsibility of everyone within a business and beyond,” adds Ball. “No business or government can succeed in delivering a low-carbon economy on their own. There’s still a way to go, but we’re confident that by working together we can reach our goals and this time next year we can report further progress on our journey, the planet depends on it.”

Fiona Ball’s full blog post can be read here.