The news brand’s second positive impact and sustainability report sets out the organisation’s progress towards environmental sustainability and ongoing work that aims to have a positive impact for employees, readers and the wider community
Key highlights include:
- the Guardian’s 2021/22 financial year emissions were 30% lower compared to the 2019/20 baseline, representing a strong start towards eliminating two thirds of operational and supply chain gas emissions by 2030;
- all UK daily newspapers are now printed at sites using 100% renewable energy;
- all wrapping has been removed from weekend supplements.
Julie Richards, director of sustainability and operational transformation, Guardian News & Media says: “Our second positive impact and sustainability report provides an update on our efforts towards our sustainability goals, highlighting how the Guardian’s purpose runs throughout our operations.
“We are committed to transparency and accountability, and aim for every aspect of our business to live up to the high standards set by Guardian journalism. It is encouraging to see a reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in the last two years, and that we are on track to achieve our longer-term goals.
“There remains much to do, but this is a really positive start.”
The Guardian is also actively investigating ways to assess the impact of its digital advertising supply chain and gain a better understanding of its broader environmental footprint, including its biodiversity impact.
As part of these efforts, the organisation is conducting a 12-month trial with Scope3 to assess its carbon footprint in digital advertising and identify areas to reduce emissions.
Read the Guardian’s positive impact and sustainability report (2021/22) here.