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ITV emissions targets approved by SBTi

March 18, 2021

ITV’s 2030 science based emissions targets have been officially validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

This means ITV’s 2030 emission reduction targets are deemed as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from ITV’s operations (scopes 1 and 2) are in line with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, which is the limit that climate scientists argue is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. ITV’s scope 3 target, covering business travel and products and services, meet the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning it is considered best practice and supports a well below 2 degrees warming scenario.

As part of ITV’s Social Purpose Strategy, ITV’s 2030 Climate Action targets also include a commitment to reuse or recycle 90 per cent of all UK waste, run a 100 per cent sustainable supply chain, and train and certify the business in climate action, all by or before 2030. You can find more details on our Social Purpose Website.

Clare Phillips, ITV’s Director of Social Purpose, said: “A climate secure world goes hand in hand with successful business.  ITV wants to lead the way to a net zero carbon future.  By cutting our emissions in line with climate science requirements means ITV will play its part in preventing the worst effects of climate change and future proof our business.”

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