BT Group has brought forwards its net zero target from 2045 to 2030 for its own operational business and 2040 for its supply chain and customer emissions.
Since 2016 BT has reduced the carbon emissions intensity of its operations by 57% and has reduced supply chain emissions by 19% over the same timeframe.
Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer said: “As the world looks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we must remember that the global climate emergency hasn’t gone away.”
BT is also launching a campaign, The BT Big Sofa Summit, to encourage the public to discuss environmental issue.
Wales continued: “I would encourage all of our customers, colleagues and communities to get involved, by holding their own Sofa Summit, looking at the small, sustainable changes they can make.”
The company has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 to accept that global businesses are responsible, accountable, and able to act on the climate crisis.