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PwC joins Bristol climate group and makes eco pledges to help hit Net Zero target



PwC in the West has joined forces with other like-minded organisations to help achieve its Net Zero target by 2030.

The Bristol Climate Leaders Group supports and showcases public and private sector organisations that are leading the way in reducing their own carbon emissions by committing to achieving net zero, to accelerate Bristol’s progress towards becoming carbon neutral. 

The move is part of a raft of environmental initiatives the professional services firm, which employs 580 people at its Glass Wharf office, has made recently. It also comes against the backdrop of the G7 summit taking place in Cornwall, where tackling climate change and preserving the planet’s biodiversity are high on the agenda.

Tom Ayerst, PwC’s Market Senior Partner in Bristol, commented: 

“The G7 summit has once again put preserving the planet in the global spotlight. 

“As a business, we are very conscious of our environmental impact and we are always reviewing what we can do to minimise it, along with that of our suppliers. It is important for us to be able to support and learn from other businesses on the same journey as we are.

"The Bristol Climate Leaders Group is a great local forum to share our journey in committing to reach Net Zero by 2030, but it's just one element of the work we have been doing around sustainability."

Earlier in the year, our Bristol office held its first Net Zero roundtable, bringing together business leaders to share their own learnings and inspire others.

Our teams in the region signed up to the ‘Enviropledges’ scheme in early 2021, where individuals committed to small changes that would reduce their environmental impact. Collectively, we saved a total of 4.5 tonnes of carbon in two months.

Building on this, we are currently taking part in ‘Count Us In’, a global ten-year project aiming to inspire one billion people to significantly reduce their carbon impacts, and challenge leaders to deliver the necessary changes to support Net Zero by 2030.

John-Paul Barker, Regional Market Leader for PwC in the West & Wales, commented:

“The work that’s been led by our entire staff team and backed wholeheartedly by senior leaders in the region has been fantastic so far. 

“The impact made by the pledges of our people was measurable in terms of carbon saving, and it has promoted competition across our UK business for people to do the best they can in terms of their new Count Us In pledges.

“We hope that our work in this area, along with how we’re supporting clients, will inspire other businesses to make similar commitments that will allow them to reach Net Zero by 2030.”


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