Zen Internet announces plans to become first net zero provider

They aim to achieve this goal by 2028 which is two years ahead of their closest rival. 

Zen Internet has pledged to become the first main broadband provider in the UK to reach net zero by the year 2028.  

The term net zero refers to when a company is able to balance the carbon emissions they produce by removing exactly the same amount from the air. 

The provider has already embarked on the first step toward becoming net zero, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), by starting to have their carbon footprint measured. 

Based on those findings, a plan to reduce their carbon emissions will be implemented and any that remain will be offset by green projects like reforestation. 

The UK government aims to reach net zero by 2050 but many scientists have warned that this may be too late to reverse the effects of climate change.

Fellow UK provider Sky has set a net zero target of 2030 while BT and Virgin Media are aiming for 2045 and 2050 respectively.

“It is really important to us at Zen that while we run our business we also strive to make a positive difference to the world, rather than focusing solely on profits,” said CEO Paul Stobart.

“We’re under no illusions that this commitment will involve a huge amount of work within the business, but it’s something that we’re passionate about and for us it’s non-negotiable."

"We want to show the industry that it’s possible to be a successful business without neglecting our social responsibilities.”

Source: ISPreview

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