Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - December 21, 2020
The Walt Disney Company establishes 2030 energy and environmental targets
The Walt Disney Company announced Dec. 18 that it is committed to achieving net zero emissions and purchasing or producing 100% clean electricity for its direct operations by 2030.
The media company released a list of its environmental goals for 2030, focusing on five main areas: greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste, materials and sustainable design. As part of these initiatives, the company plans to collaborate with industry groups on investing in low carbon fuel technologies and natural climate solutions.
“Disney has shown a strong commitment to the environment throughout its history and we’re excited to continue building on that legacy with new, ambitious environmental goals for 2030,” CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement. “These goals focus on key areas of our business where we believe we can have a significant, lasting impact and make a positive difference in protecting our planet.”
By 2030 the company also plans for new construction projects to be designed to be near net zero, minimize water consumption and support zero waste operations. Other initiatives include working to be zero waste at Disney’s wholly-owned and operated parks and resorts and to ensure all paper, wood and palm oil used in Disney-branded packaging and products is from certified sustainable sources.