Climate change hub
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and it has never been more important for businesses to commit to drastically reducing emissions and avoid the irreversible consequences of global warming.
As a purpose-led, responsible business, Capita is committed to its responsibility in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and supporting our clients and suppliers to do the same - and as a business of over 55,000 people across the world, we know that if we work together, we can make a real difference.
Science based 1.50C greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets
In February this year we set our science-based carbon emissions reduction targets for energy use, business travel and supply chain in line with global ambitions to limit warming to 1.50C. We have committed to reducing absolute scope 1,2 and 3 (business travel) GHG emissions 46% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. We have also committed that 50% of suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services and capital goods will have science-based targets by 2025. These targets have been verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and form the foundation for our road to net zero.
Science based net zero carbon targets
Underpinned by these science-based targets, we have set out an ambitious and far reaching roadmap to take us to Net Zero by 2035. These are challenging targets, that we as an organisation are committed to at every level. Our three phased approach that will see us reach operational net zero by 2025; operational and business travel net zero by 2030; and full net zero by 2035 including our supply chain, ahead of the UK Government target of 2050.
It is only through continuing to challenge ourselves and set setting ambitious targets that we can fulfil our purpose – to create better outcomes for all.
‘We’ve established a net-zero delivery work stream and executive pay is linked to achieving it’
Katja Hall, Capita’s Chief Corporate Affairs and Marketing Officer, speaks to The Telegraph about our net zero strategy and shares how we’re harnessing the power of our colleagues, suppliers and partners to achieve our goals.
How hybrid working can support UK firms’ net-zero
The Telegraph reports on the latest findings from the Capita Institute, exploring how the widespread move to new ways of working could contribute to organisations’ drive towards meeting carbon emission targets.
A roadmap to 2035
Richard Walker, Head of Environment at Capita, writes for the CBI about our three-phased approach to achieving net zero and the key initiatives that will engage our colleagues, clients and suppliers to achieve our targets.
Richard Walker, Head of Environment, Capita, caught up with one of our key partners - James Meacher, Associate Director at Corporate Citizenship - to talk about five key trends, challenges and opportunities for businesses in light of COP26 bringing together world leaders to discuss the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet.
In our third pulse survey in the great opportunity debate series, we take a closer look at personal, organisational and industry attitudes to sustainability, what initiatives organisations have launched in pursuit of net zero, and the impact Covid-19 has had on achieving sustainability targets.
Our net zero timeline
Underpinned by science-based targets, we have set out an ambitious roadmap to take us to Net Zero by 2035.
Our actions for each milestone
Click any of the tabs below to get a summary explanation of the mitigation actions for each milestone.
Glossary of key words and phrases
Click any of the tabs below to get a summary explanation of the terms used on this page.
ISAE 300 GHG Assurance statement 2020 - Click to download Emissions data external assurance certificate.
CDP climate change score report 2020 - Click to download Scoring against Climate disclosure index (CDP)
Capita Responsible Business report 2020 - Click to download Disclosures on climate related risks and opportunities plus 3 year carbon emissions statement.
Carbon Reduction Plan - Click here to view all entities bidding for contracts in scope of the PPN