Guardian newspaper pledges to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030

The Guardian Media Group, which runs The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, has said they will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The GMG signed up to B Corps pledge to meet the target as well as announcing new environmental targets to Guardian readers.

B Corps are businesses that use profits and growth for a greater good and have a positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment.

David Pemsel, chief executive officer, Guardian Media Group, said:

The Guardian is one of the most trusted and recognised news organisations in the world, and our audiences rightly expect high standards in everything we do.
“Becoming a B Corp is an important step for GMG in making ourselves more accountable.”

The paper will also adhere to new style guidelines launched in May, using “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” instead of “climate change” and “global warming”.

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media, said:

“At the Guardian we believe that the climate crisis is the most urgent issue of our times.
“As an organisation we will take steps to address the Guardian’s own impact on the environment. Today we commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2030, and we are currently undertaking a full audit of our emissions to assess how we will achieve this challenging goal.”

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