ITV announces 2030 1.5 degree science based carbon emissions target and ambitious environmental targets
ITV’s Regional News has become the first UK newsroom to achieve albert certification, making it Britain’s first sustainable news operation.
This milestone is part of ITV’s undertaking to ensure that all programmes produced by ITV Studios, ITV regional news and ITV Sport are albert certified, awarded for reducing the environmental impact of the production. In addition, ITV is the first broadcaster to commit to albert certification for all programmes commissioned for ITV’s channels, to be achieved by the end of 2021.
“The next 10 years are key in averting irreversible and catastrophic climate change. It’s why we have aligned ITV’s 2030 environmental targets to the reductions that science is telling us we need to do. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, and look forward to the solutions we’ll find to continue to create programmes that have the biggest impact on the audience and the smallest impact on the planet.”
Clare Phillips, ITV’s Director of Social Purpose
Joining ITV Creative, who were the first in-house creative agency to achieve albert certification in 2019, the latest change to the way regional news programmes are produced comes as ITV outlines its ambitious 2030 environmental targets.
The company pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 46% by 2030, in line with a 1.5 degree science based emissions scenario.
As part of ITV’s Social Purpose Strategy, today’s announcement illustrates how ITV intends to take action to improve the environmental impact of the areas most material to the business - its global carbon emissions, its waste, its supply chain, and culture.
“We’re very proud to be declared Britain’s first sustainable regional news team. We all have a part to play in tackling climate change and achieving albert certification is an important step forward in the way we produce and broadcast our news bulletins, to ensure we grasp the opportunity to not only reduce the impact of our production, but truthfully communicate the climate agenda to our viewers too.”
Guy Phillips, Editor for ITV Regional News