Greene King pledges net zero carbon by 2040

Pub company and brewer Greene King has pledged to become carbon net zero by 2040.

Pub company and brewer Greene King has pledged to become carbon net zero by 2040.

The company 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 emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2019 as a base year.

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions generated by the company under direct operational control. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions generated from the purchase of electricity and used by the company. Scope 3 emissions are all other indirect emissions generated outside of the company’s control.

"The climate crisis is the responsibility of every one of us and the greatest challenge of our time," says Nick Mackenzie, chief executive of Greene King. "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.”

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