Net Zero is the carbon equivalent of gold star. It means reducing all of your carbon emissions (even the ones you might not be directly responsible for). In our case, we need to consider the emissions from lighting and heating our restaurants, as well as feeding and rearing chickens. And it’s important that these plans are in line with climate science (see Science-Based Targets).
For any unavoidable emissions, they need to be permanently removed from the atmosphere which can be done through certified removal schemes. Getting a business to Net Zero is no mean feat, but we’ve committed to get it done by 2030.
What does net zero mean?
To be Net Zero means all of your carbon emissions are balanced AKA the amount of carbon you add is the same as the amount removed.
Is net zero energy possible?
Global Net Zero emissions are possible, but we need some big changes to get there. We currently rely heavily on coal, oil and gas so our energy systems would have to be completely transformed. We’d also need all countries to be on board with the Net Zero goal.
What are net zero targets?
Net Zero targets are dates set by companies (or people) to reach Net Zero carbon emissions.