Executive Round Up: How are Companies Moving Toward a Carbon-Neutral Footprint?
We asked executives across the industry how their companies are moving toward a carbon-neutral footprint. Here’s what they had to say.
“WOW!’s values align with our efforts to become better environmental stewards. We use innovative routing technology to optimize technician driving times which reduces fossil fuel use. Our next generation set-top boxes use a fraction of the energy used by legacy equipment. Our hybrid work model has reduced the time our employees spend commuting and our company-wide real estate footprint has been greatly reduced. We’ve also improved energy efficiency in our data centers by implementing new battery technology and other measures.”
“This Earth Day season, I’m energized by how we’re driving long-term sustainability at Cox. For us, it’s about leaving our world a better place for the next generation, and I’m pleased to share that Cox Communications has recently reached our goal of zero waste to landfill. Since our Cox Conserves program began 15 years ago, we’ve invested $100 million in sustainability projects and reduced the carbon footprint across the entire Cox Enterprises businesses by more than 650,000 tons. It’s all part of our Cox Enterprises goal to be zero waste to landfill by 2024 and carbon and water neutral by 2034. We can make an incredible difference when we work together!”
EVP and Chief Procurement Officer
“Comcast has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2035 across our global operations. Our top priority is sourcing clean, renewable energy, and we recently announced an agreement to power most of our Mid-Atlantic operations with solar electricity beginning in 2025. Other priorities include piloting electric and hybrid vehicles for our fleet and driving energy efficiency gains across our business, including facilities, parks, network and data centers, with the ultimate goal of reducing emissions while delivering the products and experiences our customers count on.”
VP of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
“T-Mobile recently met its industry-leading renewable energy and science-based emission reduction targets. As we accelerate our sustainability journey, we’re carefully considering how we can continue driving progress across our entire value chain to achieve meaningful carbon reductions. This work is anchored by our collaboration with the SBTi and GeSI to ensure our efforts continue to align with leading climate science, and are consistent with emissions levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.”