Sky says it has met its target to source 100 per cent renewable electricity across its entire business, as it continues towards its plan to be net zero carbon by 2030.
The broadcaster said its offices and journalism hubs across the world are now powered by renewable electricity, which has in turn contributed to a 22.7 per cent reduction in emissions across Scopes 1 & 2 from the 2018 baseline.
Sky added that where existing contracts cannot be changed or influenced, it has purchased traceable renewable energy certificates aligned to the location it generates and retired them from the market in the same year as the energy is used.
On sites Sky owns and controls, during 2020 the broadcaster invested in renewables and set targets for 20 per cent on-site generation for all new buildings and large refurbishments. The company said it buys 100 per cent renewable electricity tariffs, backed up by traceable certificates.
Fiona Ball, Sky group director Bigger Picture, said: “Transparently sharing data on our net zero transition is central to Sky’s approach. We know that business can accelerate the journey to a zero-carbon future by sharing knowledge, learnings and data as freely and widely as possible. We have published our Scope 3 reporting methodology to enable others to go on the journey with us, because net zero won’t be achieved by individuals but through collective action.”
Full details of Sky’s work on renewable energy are available in the broadcaster’s Impact Report 2020.