Tech companies take steps towards net zero

Digital companies are playing a growing role in the race to eliminate harmful emissions from industry, transport, energy production, and other activities. By purchasing growing shares of renewable energy, investing in carbon removal, and issuing green bonds, the technology firms driving the world’s digital transformation have also come to the forefront in efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A report to be published later this month by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) documents the emissions and energy use of 150 of the world’s leading tech companies. Beyond assessing corporate climate data and targets, the report – Greening Digital Companies: Monitoring Emissions and Climate Commitments – highlights best practices for digital companies to slash their emissions and achieve carbon-neutral operations.

To mark World Environment Day (5 June) and this year’s #OnlyOneEarth campaign, here are five key takeaways from the report.

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