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European Climate Pact

Overview

Location

All EU Member States

Sector

Information Technology

Organisation type
Business

GHG Emissions

North Star

  • Join the Business Ambition for 1.5°C and publicly commit to have a net-zero by 2050 target and emissions reduction strategy in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations
  1. Declare Science-based Targets in alignment with the Paris Agreement by 2022
  2. Transition to renewable electricity on all our EU leased operations. By 2023, we aim to cover all our direct electricity demands with renewable energy options in all our EU leased operations.
  3. Achieving 100% carbon-neutral power sourcing in our current data centres by the end of 2022.
  4. Achieving at least 95% “Green Building Certified” status and use 100% carbon-neutral energy in our directly leased buildings by 2025.
  5. Engaging our Supply Chain to adopt Sustainability best practices. Twitter commits to prioritize partnering or supporting businesses to accelerate their own transition plans towards a desired business model.
  6. Investing in carbon removal technology. Twitter will always prioritize reduction and avoidance strategies to reduce our emissions. For those unavoidable emissions, we plan to invest in European-based carbon reduction and removal technology.

Status date: Reported (25/01/2021)

Data source: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/companies-taking-action

 

Voice

Our actions – the Pathway

To complement our efforts in reducing our emissions, we believe strongly in being more transparent on our actions as well as supporting the public, healthy and informed conversations on climate and sustainability online.

  • Transparent Reporting

At Twitter, we are deeply committed to improving our transparency by conducting third-party audits of our emissions, and providing regular updates against any declared targets. - We will publish a yearly update (e.g. in the form of a public blog post or report) on our progress on our climate commitments.- We are exploring third-party reporting frameworks (e.g. CDP, Worldfavor, or others) to measure our efforts and commit to find a partner in the year 2022.

Status date: Reported (25/01/2021)

Data source: https://twitter.blog.com

  • Promoting reliable sources of information on our platform

We will continue to explore ways to promote reliable sources of information via partnerships with EU governments, civil society, academics and research institutions. This will include, among others:- Engagement: We will continue to promote the climate conversation and encouraging engagement of users with at least two branded emoji linked to environment related hashtags- Data availability: Highlight research using Twitter data and further support researchers using our APIs for climate related studies- Reliable sources: Further support researchers and academics presence on the platform via verification and trainingExpanding product features and increasing language availability, similar to the pre-bunks around COP26.Partner with NGOs and government agencies to elevate climate relevant conversations and initiatives.- Partnerships: We commit to at least five environmental partnerships per year via Twitter For Good and Sustainability to support their own-initiative campaigns and events.

Status date: Reported (25/01/2021)

Data source: https://twitter.blog.com

  • Engaging our employees in our sustainability efforts

Our employees will be our biggest advocates in advancing sustainability initiatives, pushing for innovation, and we will create new opportunities to enable them to contribute to our efforts. We commit to:- Providing at least two climate specific volunteering opportunities per year on our Twitter For Good Day for our employees;- Set a target of $1000 in employee donations to environmental projects/organizations per year that will be matched by the company. - Conducting a yearly survey to monitor employee engagement.

Status date: Reported (25/01/2021)

Data source: https://twitter.blog.com