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Virgin Media O2 net zero mission lands milestone accolade

Virgin Media O2 has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for its action towards achieving net zero carbon across its business.

The network has achieved the Advancing Level of the Carbon Trust’s Route to Net Zero Standard and is one of only three businesses in the UK to receive the Advancing tier of the certification.

Carbon Trust’s Route to Net Zero Standard is a certification to help companies manage and reduce carbon emissions, towards achieving net zero.

Virgin Media O2 has achieved the Advancing level for reducing its Scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint The company has a mission to achieve net zero across its operations, products, and supply chain in 17 years.

Virgin Media O2 is also committing to the Science Based Target initiative’s(SBTi) Net-Zero Standard, and has joined The Climate Pledge – a collective of more than 370 organisations committed to climate action and being net zero carbon by 2040.

The company is also a member of the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and has committed to transitioning its fleet of more than 4,000 vehicles to electric vehicles by the end of 2030.

Virgin Media O2 will use its gigabit broadband and 5G mobile networks to enable IoT devices and AI for cleaner transport including Connected Autonomous Vehicles; reduce traffic and congestion and improve air quality in the UK’s smart cities, and power smart factories of the future with automated production lines and advanced robotics for more efficient manufacturing.

Dana Haidan, Chief Sustainability Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “While this is an important step in our journey to become net zero, we know the climate crisis demands urgent action, and that’s why we’re going further for the planet, people and future generations with our sustainability strategy”.