The FT is committed to reducing our emissions as a business, advancing sustainable behaviours in the workplace, and providing trusted information to readers through initiatives like Climate Capital and Moral Money.
Our sustainability commitments
The Financial Times has set science-based targets to reduce its total emissions through 2030, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5C, and will pursue a path to ‘net zero’ emissions by no later than 2050.
The commitments were agreed by the FT management board following an extensive pre-pandemic emissions audit conducted in partnership with the Carbon Trust.
Our paper supplier, Holman, is carbon-positive and in the top one percent of sustainable companies worldwide. The FT newspaper is fully recyclable and FSC certified. In 2019, we also removed plastic packaging from all home deliveries.
Bracken House, the site of our global headquarters in London, is powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. The building is independently assessed for energy efficiency and we plan to reduce energy levels even further. We work closely with our waste management company to avoid waste streams going to landfill, and our onsite restaurant only uses compostable utensils and packaging.
Climate change crosses every beat and every section. We have two editorial initiatives dedicated to covering the topic: Climate Capital, a hub that draws together the resources of our global journalist network, plus our data, video and audio teams, to cover the climate story from all angles; and Moral Money, a twice-weekly email on socially responsible business, impact investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends.
The New Agenda
Our global brand campaign challenges business leaders and policymakers to enter uncharted territory and create the conditions for a sustainable and responsible recovery in the aftermath of Covid-19.
FT Sustainability is an employee group working to make the FT a more sustainable workplace. The network aims to improve signage, awareness and education around waste management and recycling in our offices, and to encourage greener behaviours at the workplace and during the commute.