Greening Digital Companies
To mark the launch of a joint report ‘Greening Digital Companies: Monitoring Emissions and Climate Commitments’, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) are organizing two online Zoom webinars on 23 June 2022. The two sessions are to accommodate different timezones, register now for your preferred session using the links below:
Digital companies are playing a notable role in the race to a carbon free planet. From huge purchases of renewable energy to investment in carbon removal to issuance of green bonds to lobbying, these companies are at the forefront of efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Digital products and services are also having a significant impact in enabling emissions reductions across other sectors.
These developments are discussed in detail in the new report which documents the emissions and energy use of 150 of the world’s leading tech companies. Beyond assessing the climate data and targets of the companies, the report can serve as a resource for the companies themselves to learn from best practices to improve their emissions reduction performance and accelerate the achievement of carbon free operations. Given the size of the companies assessed, their climate data provide insight into the operational emissions and electricity use of the Information and Communications Technology sector.
The launch of the report will discuss the key findings and feature insights from companies, civil society, companies, governments, and UN agencies. The report will be launched with a press release on the 22 June 2022.