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.
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