One year ago
Sky made three commitments;
go completely single-use plastic free by 2020
a new fund to invest in the people who are developing solutions to this complex
work with the WWF to protect over 400,000 km2 of oceans through Marine
In that time
we have made good progress, including removing over 175 tonnes of single-use
plastic from our business – the equivalent to 19 rubbish trucks full.
Today we are
releasing the first ever Sky Ocean Rescue Impact Report. The report tracks how
far we have come in the last year, whilst also setting out how we plan to
create a legacy for ocean health, protecting our environment for generations to
from the year include;
million coffee cups removed from Sky operations
Sky product packaging is now designed to be single-use plastic free
with the Premier League, Project 0 and Team Sky to inspire people to make change
creation of a £25 million impact investment fund and investing in two new
and funding three Sky Ocean Rescue Scholars dedicated to finding solutions to some of our most pressing environmental issues.
Fiona Ball, Head of Sky Inspirational
Business and Sky Ocean Rescue, said,
has been a challenge but I’m proud of how far we’ve come, working together to
transform our business and inspire others to bring about a behaviour change.
While it is clear progress is being made, we know there is more to do if we’re
going to ensure our oceans are healthy in years to come. Businesses,
governments and consumers all need to work together if we’re going to achieve
our goal of a future without single-use plastic.”
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, is a step forward in collaborating with
others on a global scale. Sky is supporting this, along with other businesses
NGOs and governments. We continue to work with our partners and suppliers to
help turn off the tap of single-use plastics and find more ways to collaborate
and drive the changes that are urgently needed.
sustainability performance is also launched today with the Bigger Picture
Impact Report. This year Sky has exceeded its 2020 UK and Ireland carbon intensity
target two years early, reducing carbon emissions by 55% relative to revenue.
You can find
out all about these highlights and more in the report here.