Main UK tech corporations are becoming a member of forces to speed up progress to web zero, help tech corporations in making a local weather motion plan and use tech to assist the 100 million prospects they serve dwell extra sustainably.
The Tech Zero taskforce formally launches in London at the moment and is concentrating on 1,000 members by COP26 this November.
The Tech Zero taskforce is led by Bulb co-founder and CEO Hayden Wooden, business physique Tech Nation, and consists of fast-growing British tech companies allplants, Babylon, Citymapper, School, GoCardless, Habito, Hopin, Moneysupermarket Group, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, Starling Financial institution, what3words and Sensible.
These corporations have remodeled industries together with banking, power and healthcare, and at the moment are coming collectively to spice up the UK’s struggle in opposition to the local weather disaster.
Corporations who be part of Tech Zero decide to measure all of their emissions and set an formidable web zero goal by the top of 2021. They’ll additionally decide to:
Yearly measure and publish all scope 1, 2, and three carbon emissions according to the taskforce for climate-related monetary disclosures tips.
Publish a local weather motion plan by the top of 2021 which incorporates brief and medium interim targets.
Appoint a member of the manager workforce to be accountable and accountable for his or her web zero goal, report progress to their board and on their web site yearly.
Talk local weather commitments in different significant methods, together with to prospects.
Monzo, OakNorth and Vodafone additionally be part of Tech Zero at the moment. Vodafone will assist corporations decarbonise quicker by sharing its expertise in setting a sturdy net-zero technique. It additionally helps its prospects cut back their environmental footprint by means of its digital applied sciences and companies, notably Web of Issues.
Trade our bodies London & Companions and Level39, the tech neighborhood have joined Tech Zero alongside Tech Nation to unfold the phrase amongst the 1,000+ corporations they depend as members. Tech Zero has potential to be the world’s greatest group of tech corporations dedicated to local weather motion.
The taskforce will use know-how to assist its 100 million international prospects dwell extra sustainably. It’s constructing a listing of merchandise and know-how customers can use to make greener decisions, from avoiding meals waste to decreasing their carbon footprint.
The taskforce has produced the Tech Zero toolkit to demystify local weather jargon and make it simpler for tech corporations of all sizes to set a web zero plan. Corporations who be part of Tech Zero can have entry to unique occasions with local weather specialists; main corporations who’re effectively on the best way to web zero, in addition to essentially the most thrilling inexperienced tech startups. They’ll be a part of a community of corporations dedicated to accelerating progress to web zero.
Tech Zero is working in partnership with the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport (DCMS), in addition to the federal government’s Council for Sustainable Enterprise and the UK’s Web Zero Enterprise Champion, Andrew Griffith MP. It’s working with the federal government to spice up inexperienced funding and assist UK tech corporations develop by creating inexperienced tech jobs in all 4 corners of the UK, giving companies the assets they should put money into greener decisions and inspiring customers to change to inexperienced applied sciences.
Hayden Wooden, Co-founder and CEO of Bulb and chief of the taskforce: “Everybody’s been grappling with the problem of web zero and the Tech Zero taskforce means we are able to work collectively to make progress quicker. As a number of the fastest-growing corporations within the UK, we need to assist at the very least 1,000 corporations set rigorous local weather motion plans, and assist our 100 million prospects make greener decisions.”
Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden mentioned: “The digital drive in the direction of web zero isn’t solely good for the planet, it additionally makes good enterprise sense. I urge companies to play their half and signal as much as the Tech Zero taskforce and its formidable targets as we sit up for COP26.
“As a authorities we’re unashamedly pro-tech and the business has our full help because it brings its innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity to sort out one of many best challenges of our time.”
Gerard Grech, Chief Govt of Tech Nation: “Decarbonising our economies to web zero will undoubtedly contain mindset change, behavior change and applied sciences, some not but invented, to scale. At Tech Nation, we’ve seen firsthand the superb issues that may occur when companies work collectively; working in the direction of actionable targets to enhance our society, our financial system and now the way forward for our planet. I’m due to this fact delighted for Tech Nation to be a part of the founding Tech Zero activity pressure centered on getting greater than 1000 UK tech corporations on a mission to cut back our carbon emissions, which hopefully will encourage others to do the identical, igniting extra change.”