By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: Greene King CEO pledges the business will achieve carbon net zero by 2040.
Greene King has announced its pledge to become carbon net zero by 2040, a full decade ahead of the UK Government’s pledge at COP26 to do the same.
Greene King’s target was underwritten by CEO Nick Mackenzie, by stating: “The climate crisis is the responsibility of every one of us and the greatest challenge of our time.
“I’m proud of the commitment we’re undertaking today, helping customers to make more environmentally friendly choices and reducing our own carbon footprint. By submitting our near-term target to SBTi for validation we are making the public commitment to take action. It matters to our customers, our communities and our employees.
“We are under no illusions this will be a monumental challenge. With full support from all of our stakeholders and in close cross-sector collaboration, we will rise to the challenge.”
Greene King has committed to set near-term emissions targets in line with climate science with Science Based Targets initiative, reducing absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2019 base year.
H&C News applauds Nick Mackenzie and the team at Greene King for this commitment, it is without doubt ambitious, it is also without doubt leadership.