Unity lays out carbon neutral ambitions

Unity lays out carbon neutral ambitions

Engine maker Unity Technologies has said that it wants to be carbon neutral.

In a release to investors, the firm said that it was taking a three-prong approach to cancelling out its carbon emissions as of 2022. Unity says that it will be offsetting these by investing roughly $500,000 into "high-quality offsets" that will apparently benefit "local communities".

Secondly, the engine maker says that it is going to be using renewable energy for its buildings and finally it is going to be "funding, aligning and partnering" with organisations asking for companies doing more when it comes to climate change.

“The science is clear and the time is now,” Unity's VP of social impact Jessica Lindl said.

“We know that this is just the beginning of a long, continuous effort to acknowledge and act upon the responsibility that we have as global citizens who share this planet. We recognize that Unity plays a critical role in a sustainable future - not just through our own commitment, but with the unique ability to support our customers using Unity’s technology to help decarbonize their businesses.”

Unity isn't the first company in games to set out carbon neutral goals. Both peripheral manufacturer Razer and Xbox parent Microsoft have said they want to be carbon neutral and negative –respectively – by 2030. It is worth noting that Unity hasn't laid out a timeline for its plans in this regard.

Unity did join the UN's Playing for the Planet initiative in October 2020.

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