Tencent targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Tencent targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Chinese tech and entertainment giant Tencent has pledged to be carbon neutral 2030.

The firm has said that it wants to achieve this both within its own operations, but also within its supply chain. Tencent says that it will also be using green energy for power by 2030, too.

The company says that its emissions for 2021 were "equivalent to 5.111 million metric tons of carbon dioxide" - of this figure, 45.9 per cent was power for Tencent operations, while another 53.7 per cent were the result of its supply chain.

"It is Tencent's responsibility as a global technology leader to help the world achieve carbon neutrality, and it's also an essential part of our vision to use 'tech for good'," CEO Pony Ma said.

"Not only do we believe this is the right thing to do for society, but we are eager to play our part as the global community progresses towards a carbon neutral and more sustainable future."

Games industry players such as Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft have already pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 via the UN's Playing for the Planet initiative

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