On this Earth Day, I am proud to announce that Thomson Reuters will be joining the list of the many companies that are making great strides in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to preserve and sustain our world.
This morning, we announced that Thomson Reuters will be carbon neutral by 2019 and fully powered by renewable energy in 2020.
Not only is this the right thing to do on an environmental basis, but it’s what our employees and customers are asking us to do. In committing to these goals, we are taking a big step forward towards an environmentally responsible and sustainable future. As a global organization, we have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect, and benefit our customers, employees, communities, and environment.
Over the past eight years, Thomson Reuters has consistently reduced our carbon footprint through a focus on streamlining processes, systems, and locations. By doing so, we are now able to commit to:
- Offsetting 100% of Thomson Reuters’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2019 and supporting carbon mitigation projects around the world;
- Sourcing renewable energy for 100% of our global energy needs by 2020; and
- Setting science-based carbon reduction targets which will be audited externally to ensure international standards are being met.
As a global organization, we have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect, and benefit our customers, employees, communities, and environment.
We are proud to have undertaken a carbon offset strategy which is geographically informed by our global footprint. As a result, the carbon offsets will have positive impacts worldwide, including in our major markets of: Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.S. In support of the transition to sourcing 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020, we will explore strategies that encourage immediate action, including working with local utilities and competitive electricity market providers, among other renewable options.
Launching the TR Green 2020 Challenge
But we aren’t stopping here — we know we can do more. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, so today we also are launching a global impact challenge with our employees, TR Green 2020. With this challenge, we are asking all our employees across the globe to help us answer the following key question: “How can Thomson Reuters become more sustainable by 2020?”
On this Earth Day, we are proud to work in partnership with our employees, our customers, and our communities to ensure a more sustainable future for us all.
Click here to learn more about Thomson Reuters’ sustainability practices.