National Geographic and Sky team up to rid oceans of plastic

National Geographic has said it will commit $10 million to the cause

Sky to invest £25m in new ideas to reduce plastic waste

Sky Ocean Ventures will support innovators and businesses developing new products that help solve the ocean plastic crisis

Sky has nearly halved carbon use since 2008

Sky has achieved a 47% reduction in carbon intensity across the UK and Ireland since 2008. That’s according to the TV and telecommunications company’s annual sustainability report, which states its emissions have decreased by 8.5% to 9.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per million pounds of revenue since last year. It attributes the reduction to […]

Sky’s green progress is hit and miss

Sky is on track to hit its goal of halving its carbon emissions by 2020 but is falling short on adopting renewables and energy efficiency measures. According to the company’s latest sustainability report, they have achieved a 44% reduction in emissions since 2008. Sky says it aims to make its fleet of vans 15% more efficient […]

Sky and Centrica make world sustainable ranking

Australian bank Westpac won the top spot in a list of ‘Global 100’ sustainable corporations ahead of US pharma firm Biogen. A number of oil and gas companies featured: Norway’s Statoil came fourth, Anglo-Dutch firm Shell narrowly missed making the top 50 and British oil firm BG was ranked 71st. Energy provider Centrica was the […]

MITIE airs new energy managing contract with Sky

Energy services and outsourcing company MITIE today announced a new £100million contract with Sky, the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company. The FTSE 250 firm will look after the news and television group’s facilities management (FM) and other energy managing services. From January 2013, MITIE will tend to Sky’s estate in the UK and […]

Businesses demand 2030 carbon target from Chancellor

A group of large UK businesses has written to the Chancellor warning him that a 2030 carbon target for the power sector is essential for stimulating new growth in the economy. More than 50 firms including M&S, Asda, MITIE, Aviva, Sky and EDF state their concern about missing “huge commercial opportunities” if this target isn’t […]

EDF and Toyota in London hybrid campaign

EDF Energy and Toyota this week launched a three-year leasing programme to put ultra-low emissions plug-in hybrid vehicles on the streets of London. The first Toyota Prius Plug-ins to reach the UK are joining the vehicle fleets of five businesses and public organisations: Transport for London, the Government Car and Despatch Agency, the Metropolitan Police […]