CGI IT UK: Road to Net Zero Programme
Our journey to net zero started from the ground up when our employee sustainability initiative ‘No Planet B’ was launched in 2019. This was then strengthened with ambitious leadership, investment and cultural change. 2021 saw our UK Net Zero Programme formalised, our 1.5 degree aligned science-based targets (SBTs) verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and our ambitious commitment to achieve net zero for our own UK operations by 2026 set. In addition, we have committed to ensure that 50% of our suppliers by spend, will have set their own SBTs by 2026.
Aviva: The first major insurer worldwide to target Net Zero carbon by 2040
Aviva is one year into delivering its sustainability ambition: to be a climate champion, whilst building stronger communities and becoming the UK’s leading financial services company on sustainability.
In March 2021 we set one of the most demanding carbon reduction targets of any major insurance company in the world – to become Net-Zero by 2040.
One year on we are on track to deliver this, ten years ahead of most economies.
Livv Housing Group: Copthorne Walk Net Zero Pilot
Livv Housing Group is building an innovative £2.2m housing scheme at Copthorne Walk in Kirkby, with 15 new affordable homes, piloting three different energy efficient systems to explore the short-to-mid-term impacts on our customers of moving to Net Zero. We are looking to join forces with Liverpool John Moores University on live data analysis from the pilot and will be working closely with our customers to review their perceptions of comfort, ease of use and control and the impact of carbon improvements on their fuel bills as part of our journey to Net Zero.
SP Energy Networks: Leading the journey to Net Zero
SP Energy Networks is playing a critical role in supporting regional and national ambitions driving towards Net Zero. Alongside its sustainable business strategy, it’s delivering pioneering projects which play a vital role in the energy system transition. These include a strategic EV partnership with Scottish Government, an alliance with Net Zero North West in North Wales to decarbonise the UK’s largest industrial cluster, responsible for 5% of the UK’s energy usage, and having provided £20m in funding to low carbon community initiatives through its Green Economy Fund.