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News Corp’s Global Environment Initiative achieves environmental target five years early

05/12/2019 10:59 AM

When it comes to our environmental efforts, we have much to be proud of at News Corp.

We achieved our 2025 environmental target – to reduce our emissions by 25% – five years early. We thought it would take us 10 years, but we’ve done it in just five.

This is an exciting achievement that comes down to making smarter and more efficient decisions to minimise our impact on the environment, such as replacing light bulbs with LED lights in our print sites and encouraging our staff to turn off computers at the end of the day.

With our emissions reduction goal achieved, the company is looking into more aggressive goals and we will have more to share in the coming months. You can read more about our environmental results by clicking on the image below:

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Why is this important?
News Corp Australia’s environmental sustainability program, 1 Degree, is part of News Corp’s Global Environment Initiative that is committed to minimising environmental impact, growing sustainably and inspiring others to take action.

In 2017, News Corp became the first North American media company to commit to science-based targets.

Environmental goals are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science says is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well below 2 degree Celsius and pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Half a degree of warming will have a big impact on the environment, which is why we’re proud to be working on goals that minimise our environmental impact as much as possible.

Our new emissions reduction goal will ensure News Corp remains aligned with the new standards of environmental targets as we continue to be a world-leading business in corporate environmental sustainability.

For more information on the Global Environment Initiative and our environment goals, please visit the GEI website.