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Sky receives CarbonNeutral certification on all UK-commissioned Originals

First member of BAFTA's albert consortium to achieve the status

Sky has received CarbonNeutral certification on all 41 UK-commissioned original productions in 2019,  including shows such as Chernobyl and Brassic.

The broadcaster is the first member of BAFTA’s albert consortium to achieve the status.

Earlier this year, Sky its intention to become net zero carbon across its entire value chain by 2030. It plans to meet the target by cutting emissions from its business operations, suppliers and customers using its tech products, by at least 50 per cent.

Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group chief executive, said: “We are entering a critical decade on the long road to climate recovery, and all businesses have the opportunity to accelerate progress and become part of the solution.

“In February 2020, we confirmed our most ambitious commitment yet on climate action by setting a 2030 target for Sky Zero. And already in 2019, we became the first broadcaster to offset the emissions to of all our UK-commissioned Sky Originals – an important milestone on our path to net zero carbon, in addition to already being carbon neutral for our operations since 2006.”

Aaron Matthews, head of industry sustainability for BAFTA albert, added: “Britain has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 which means all businesses including those in the film and TV industry will need to look at their operations.

“It’s fantastic that Sky are choosing to tackle their emissions head on and set their own ambitious target. albert’s role is to support the film and TV industry as it transitions towards our carbon neutral future and we look forward to working with Sky to make Sky Zero a success.”