Actions speak louder than words. They also make good business sense when it comes to using our resources more efficiently. That’s why we are getting our own house in order by reducing our emissions, waste and water consumption and investing in clean energy.

1 Degree is all about action. The small changes we can all make every day add up to a big difference. The reduction of News Corp Australia's energy use by over 19% from FY2006 to FY2012 has come from the thousands of individual changes made across the business by thousands of different people.



Between now and 2015 we will:

  • Continue reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to reach 15% through efficiency measures on our FY2006 baseline by end of FY2015
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 15% from our FY2006 baseline
  • Identify more energy efficiency opportunities
  • Further integrate energy efficiency with business strategy
  • Continue to compile divisional energy and greenhouse gas emission data and report as required
  • Develop and implement criteria for waste reporting
  • Develop and implement a strategy for water efficiency
  • Help maintain newspaper recycling levels in Australia


Taking Action

Action on the environment at News Corp Australia means:

  • Tackling electricity consumption from our print centres, the biggest users of energy in our business
  • Investing in infrastructure, equipment, processes and attitudes that help reduce our environmental footprint
  • Making real changes on bit ticket items - more efficient chillers and air-conditioning, installation of rapid close doors to reduce energy wastage, new printing presses and replacement of high-energy lighting – and smaller changes like encouraging our staff to “power down” their computers at the end of the day


  • Reducing air leaks from roof vents to minimise heating and cooling costs
  • Introducing more electric and hybrid cars to the fleet
  • Developing a waste-tracking database to reduce waste to landfill
  • Optimising voltage to reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Launching energy efficiency software 1Switch to conserve computer energy
  • Investigating plans for on-site energy generation at major print centres
  • 1 Degree Animation

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  • Case Studies

    Initiatives across our sites.

  • Our commitments

    Check out our vision and goals.

  • Responsibility

    Taking responsibility for our environmental impact.

  • Action

    Using our resources more efficiently.

  • Leadership

    Working with others towards a more sustainable future.

  • Environment Councils

    Our people leading the way to our goals.

  • 1Switch

    Helping our employees reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Australian Business Response to Climate Change