Binge-watching Netflix series could soon be guilt-free, as far as emissions are concerned. The streaming giant has pledged to become net zero by the end of 2022.
The company says it will “reduce, retain and remove” carbon through measures such as installing solar panels, hiring local crew to avoid long-haul travel, and using LED lighting and electric vehicles on set. Any emissions it can’t cut internally, it says, will be offset through conservation projects.
Although late to the party (many tech companies have already set such targets), Netflix has been more ambitious than most. “We fully anticipate that we’ll be able to hit this target despite it looming on the horizon,” Emma Stewart, the company’s first appointed sustainability officer, told the Independent.
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