Sky will join National Grid, NatWest Group, Scottish Power and SSE as Principle Partners for the COP26 summit.
The UK has today revealed Sky as a new sponsor for COP26 as it gears up for a year of climate action ahead of the international climate change summit in Glasgow this November.
Sky becomes the fifth Principal Partner who will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP in November. SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group and National Grid were announced in November 2020.
Through these partnerships, the COP26 Presidency is showing a clear commitment to working with businesses who are taking real steps towards net zero.
In February 2020, Sky set its commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030 across its entire value chain. Since then, Sky has become the first broadcaster to sign up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Action Framework and has achieved CarbonNeutral® certification for all of its UK Sky Original productions.
Sky is also building what aims to be the most environmentally friendly film and TV studios in the world at Sky Studios Elstree.
And today, Sky has announced a series of new commitments for its TV productions. Every future Sky Original will now adhere to clear guidelines to help achieve Albert Sustainable Production Certification, in addition, Sky Sports is targeting certification for every live host broadcast in 2021.
COP26 President Alok Sharma said:
Jeremy Darroch, Executive Chairman Sky, said: