Sky’s Group CEO Dana Strong on Sky’s 2022 Impact Report

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Dana Strong:

Sky's 2022 Impact Report: Making the economy, environment and communities better

We have just published Sky’s latest Impact Report, setting out how we make the economy, environment, and communities better. It shows that in 2022, we continued to transform our business and give our customers better value and more of what they love. Our TV products, Sky Stream and Sky Glass are now reaching a new generation of people who’ve grown up streaming TV and deliver unrivalled “speed to joy” for consumers – making it easy to enjoy all of what you love, in one place. Sky Mobile was the fastest-growing UK provider and we kept growing our broadband business across the UK, Ireland and Italy.

We give our customers the best TV experience and the best ways to stay connected, and we are also on a mission to make a positive difference in the world, in three key areas:

Powering the cultural economy

At Sky, we make unmissable film and TV that people across the world want to watch. In 2022, we invested £500 million to make original content and aired 200 Sky Originals.

We continued to share our trusted, independent journalism with people in 138 countries, free of charge, through our award-winning 24/7 channels, Sky News and Sky TG24.

In the UK and Ireland, we broadcast Sky Arts, free-to-air, making the arts accessible to everyone. Through our Access All Arts week initiative, we reached over 200,000 primary school children, inspiring them to develop their creative skills.

Leading on the environment

Sky Stream launched in 2022, becoming the most energy-efficient way to connect to Sky. And we continued to make progress driving down our emissions to meet our target to go net zero carbon by 2030.

But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we keep on mobilising millions of people by sharing the latest news and ways to take climate action, across our channels and shows.

Addressing inequality

We believe everyone should be able to get online, and everyone should have the chance to fulfil their potential.

In 2022, we opened 26 Digital Hubs at the heart of the community, providing school pupils and older people access to the digital skills and technology to succeed. We gave young care leavers a lifeline to the digital world, with our Sky Up Tech Grants. And more than 16,000 students took part in Sky Up Academy Studios, giving them new skills, confidence and experience of a range of media careers they can aspire to.

Inclusivity is at the heart of our business, culture, products and services. We continued to partner with Kick It Out to stamp out racism in sport, with Black Equity Organisation to support Black entrepreneurs and with Lewis Hamilton’s charity, Mission 44, to keep kids at risk of exclusion, learning in schools.

We created positive change for our communities and for the wider world, and remain committed to the United Nations Global Compact and its principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

I can’t wait to report on how we went even further in 2023 this time next year.

Read our 2022 Impact Report.