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Cutting carbon

We’ve officially launched the Tech Zero taskforce

The Tech Zero logo overlaid on a photo by Olena Sergienko

We’ve built a taskforce of UK tech leaders committed to climate action. And we want more than 1,000 companies to join us in making a climate action plan. Sign up to join the taskforce today.

We’ve joined forces with some of the UK’s most exciting and innovative tech companies. Together, we’ll accelerate progress to net zero, support tech companies in making a climate action plan and use technology to help the 100 million customers we serve live more sustainably. We’ve brought together tech leaders to commit to measuring and reporting emissions, setting net zero targets and strict accountability and reporting. 

We’re in good company: our founding members are allplants, Babylon, Citymapper, Faculty, GoCardless, Habito, Hopin, Moneysupermarket Group, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, Starling Bank, what3words and Wise, and we’re backed by industry body Tech Nation

Tech Zero could become the world’s largest coalition of tech companies committed to climate action

As well as our 16 founding members, we’re welcoming Monzo, OakNorth and Vodafone to the taskforce. London & Partners and Level39, the tech community, have joined us to spread the word.

The taskforce is also backed by the UK government. Tech Zero is working in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as well as the government's Council for Sustainable Business and the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP.

Companies can sign up today

Everyone’s been grappling with the challenge of net zero on their own, and working together means we can make progress faster. Companies can sign up to the taskforce and be part of leading this change by visiting the Tech Zero website.

We're making bold commitments to climate action

Companies who join Tech Zero commit to measure their scope 1-3 emissions and set an ambitious net zero target by the end of 2021.

They’ll also commit to:

  • Annually publish all scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon emissions.

  • Publish more details about how they plan to reach net zero by the end of 2021, including setting a net zero target date, and interim targets.

  • Appoint a member of the executive team to be responsible and accountable for their net zero target.

  • Communicate climate commitments in other meaningful ways, including to customers. Report progress to their board and on their website at least every year.

Companies with less than 250 employees commit to halving their emissions by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050, and reporting on progress every year, in line with the SME Climate Commitment.

At Bulb, we’re committed to net zero by 2030

At Bulb, we already measure and report our scope 1-3 emissions every year. We’re on track to publish our full net zero plan this year. And we look forward to sharing our journey as we go. Find out more about our climate commitments.

We'll help customers and businesses make greener choices too

Only 12% of people have a good understanding of the term ‘net zero’, so we’ve produced a toolkit to help demystify climate jargon and make it easier for companies to set a net zero plan. Taskforce members have committed to helping their combined 100 million customers make greener choices. We’re working together to help our customers live more sustainably and we’ll share more details on that soon.

Companies who join Tech Zero will have access to exclusive events with climate experts; leading companies who are well on the way to net zero, as well as the most exciting green tech startups. They’ll show their commitment to climate action and will be part of a network of companies committed to accelerating progress to net zero.

Image credit: Olena Sergienko via Unsplash