Since 2007 we've grown our business while dramatically reducing our environmental impacts. However we know that we’re living in a climate emergency and that there’s much more to do. That’s why we’ve committed to be ‘net zero by 2030’, aiming to halve our operational footprint again and continuing to drive net zero action across our supply chain and in our client work.
But we also want to support our people to play their part as individuals too.
So, we’ve joined ‘Count Us In’, a global initiative which aims to inspire a billion people to significantly reduce their carbon footprint whilst challenging leaders to set and deliver bold, climate commitments at COP26 and beyond.
We’re encouraging our people to choose from 21 ‘steps’ and make pledges to reduce their personal carbon emissions - everything from walking and cycling more to cutting food waste. We’ve created a customised Count Us In platform for PwC people, which links to our existing internal resources to help participants complete their pledge, and encourages friendly competition across our business via a leaderboard.
The total carbon savings from completed pledges will be tracked and added towards Count Us In’s ‘aggregator’ total, to help encourage others to play their part too.
Herman has pledged to drive electric to reduce his carbon footprint
With the COP26 international climate summit taking place in Glasgow this November, we have a fantastic opportunity to raise the ambition of governments, industry and other businesses to put the world on a path to reach net zero by 2050, and meet the Paris Agreement goals. COP26 is being described as our “last best chance” to prevent irreversible damage to our planet.
Joining Count Us In is just one of the ways that we’re driving net zero action and supporting the COP26 agenda - can we count you in too?
Corporate sustainability, PwC United Kingdom