Reaching a
Zero Carbon Future

Technology and connectivity offers the potential to accelerate the UK’s shift towards a zero carbon future.

We’re committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across our entire value chain – including our operations, products and supply chain – by 2040.  We’re also supporting large-scale decarbonisation by preventing 20 million tonnes of CO2 from entering Earth’s atmosphere by 2025.

Our near-term and net-zero targets have been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

Our journey to Net Zero

Our commitments

  • To reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2040 from a 2020 base year. Underpinning this are SBTi approved near-term and long-term targets, all starting from a 2020 base year;
    • Reducing scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 90% by 2030. We have also  committed to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 50% within the same timeframe
    • Maintain 90% absolute scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions reductions from 2030 through to 2040.
    • Reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 90% by 2040
  • To invest in environmental restoration and long-term carbon storage as part of neutralising operational emissions from 2025
  • Use our voice across our media platforms and partnerships to amplify the change we need to see
  • Provide our customers with greener choices to help them live more circular lives
  • Support businesses to turn ambition into action wherever they are on their net zero journey

How we’ll get there

  • Continuing to invest in renewable electricity and energy efficiency initiatives
  • Cutting carbon emissions from the journeys we make on the road as we transition to electric vehicles by the end of 2030
  • Collaborating with suppliers to adopt carbon reduction plans in line with science-based targets
  • Partnering with industry experts like the Carbon Trust to implement the latest best practices and science-based methodologies
  • Using our TV platform, advertising, venues and partnerships to champion greener living
  • Helping customers make informed choices about the products and services they’re using and providing them with more opportunities to reduce their own carbon impact through initiatives, such as Eco Rating
  • Developing products and services that deliver sector-wide environmental benefits at scale
  • Adopting IoT, AI and data insights to decarbonise the UK and restore our natural environment
Journalists can contact the Virgin Media O2 press office on: 01753 565656
Virgin Media
press enquiries
press enquiries