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The Financial Times (FT) recognises its responsibilities and is committed to reducing its environmental impact. Our main aim is for our company operations – including emissions relating to buildings and business travel – to be climate neutral.
To be climate neutral, we implemented a two-part strategy.
Our first priority was to reduce the FT’s own carbon footprint, of which energy use is the largest element. To achieve this, we have been working with the Carbon Trust over the last decade to improve our energy efficiency. We hold the Carbon Trust Standard globally and were the second-ever organisation to gain that certification for our worldwide operations.
Our actions include:
Electricity is the largest single element of our footprint. As well as reducing our wider energy usage, we also purchase green electricity globally.
Since January 2007, we have reduced the energy use at One Southwark Bridge, the largest building we occupy, by 41.2%. That reduction is the equivalent to the typical energy use of 282 households per year.