Our Goals


Reduce our operational scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions 65% by 2030 from a 2016 base year.

Minimize single-use plastic and other wastes within our business.

Achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Read about our FY2022 Carbon Footprint and Global Waste Management Policy.


Engage our customers, employees, suppliers and partners on sustainability outcomes.

Align carbon reduction goals with a global temperature rise limit of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Continue to publicly report our Climate Change and Forests sustainability practices annually.

Read our CDP Climate Change and CDP Forests reports, plus engagement stories from our businesses below.

Source Responsibly

Source 100% of our paper from certified sources by 2025.

Reduce supply chain scope 3 carbon emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.

Power our operations with clean energy wherever feasible.

Read our Global Paper Sourcing Policy.

Learn more about our Net Zero Transition Plan and Net Zero Goal Roadmap.

For more information about our Sustainability initiatives, please read our 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance Report.

Please contact gei@newscorp.com with any questions or comments.

Global Environmental Initiative

Through the Global Environmental Initiative (GEI), our comprehensive environmental sustainability program, we are principled in holding ourselves to the highest standards of doing business ethically, with integrity, transparency and in full compliance with the law at all times.

The passion our green teams bring to their activities shines through in the initiatives highlighted below.

Ƶ Achieves Leadership Scores with CDP

We are proud to announce that we have been recognized for our leadership in corporate environmental transparency and performance by global non-profit CDP, securing an “A-” ranking in the climate change category for 2023. Last year, we were delighted to be recognized by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader (“A” ranking) for our efforts to measure and reduce climate risk within our supply chain (please see below).

Ƶ’s 2023 ESG Report Published

In October, we published our third annual Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report, which showcases the strength of our culture, policies and practices as well as progress toward goals in sustainability, diversity and philanthropy, among other areas. 

Click the below link to read the report.

Ƶ becomes the First North America Based Media Company to have its Net-Zero Science-based Target Validated by the Science Based Target initiative

Ƶ’s commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 has been reviewed and validated against the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard, becoming the first North America based media company to do so. Our overall, near-term, and long-term targets are:

Overall Net-Zero Target
Ƶ commits to reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by FY2050.

Near-Term Targets
Ƶ commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 65% by FY2030 from a FY2016 base year. Ƶ also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 25% by FY2030 from a FY2021 base year.

Long-Term Targets
Ƶ commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 95% by FY2050 from a FY2016 base year. Ƶ also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 90% by FY2050 from a FY2021 base year.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. For more information, please visit 

Ƶ Achieves A level Leadership in its 2022 CDP Supplier Engagement Score on Climate Change

Ƶ is among the top 8% assessed by CDP for supplier engagement on climate change, based on our 2022 CDP disclosure. CDP’s annual Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) evaluates corporate supply chain engagement on climate issues. Organizations are evaluated on their supplier engagement through their responses to questions in key areas of the CDP climate change questionnaire related to governance, targets, ambition, management (Scope 3) and supplier engagement.

For more information, please visit which includes a listing of companies on CDP’s Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.

HarperCollins Achieves Global CarbonNeutral® Certification

HarperCollins has achieved CarbonNeutral® company certified status across its direct operational emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) plus some Scope 3 emissions. Their global teams implemented a variety of climate-focused business changes and purchased third-party certified offsets through Climate Impact Partners to achieve this significant milestone.

News UK’s First Times Earth Business Summit

In October 2023, The Times and Sunday Times held their second Times Earth Business Summit. The event brought together key business leaders, ESG specialists, climate change strategists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and environmentalists and equipped them with the latest developments in investment, science, innovation, finance, legislation and politics to inform decisive actions on the environment for clean and resilient growth.

Notable speakers included Alok Sharma MP, president of COP26; Beth Thoren, Patagonia’s environmental action and initiatives director; Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy; and Deborah Meaden, Dragons’ Den investor and Host of the Green Money podcast.

Ƶ Australia Expands Containers for Change

The Containers for Change program encourages employees to bring their plastic bottles and aluminum cans to work. Recycled items are then turned over to ReCollect, an organization that calculates the weight of the materials and their refund value, and makes an equivalent donation to a local charity. This year, Ƶ Australia donated to the Courier Mail Children’s Fund, and began forming plans to roll expanded the program out to other offices, starting in to its Sydney office.

Dow Jones Launches Sustainability Data to Optimize Global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing

Dow Jones launched its sustainability data set to help the global financial community understand the performance and impact of a company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The initial offering is available for asset managers to make informed sustainable investment decisions and to better engage the growing audience of purpose-driven investors.

The new data set provides sustainability scores and sentiment on more than 6,000 publicly traded companies, with a scoring model that is aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards, covering five sustainability dimensions and 26 categories. Combining company-disclosed data with news from thousands of global sources, the methodology is uniquely news driven.

REA Commits to Solar

In FY21, REA Group’s carbon emissions footprint was 6,331 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) – that’s around  352  average Australian households. 

To reduce REA’s environmental impact, the team has invested in the installation of solar panels at their Melbourne head office, which represents 70% of REA’s total energy consumption. Beyond that, electricity used in the offices make up 35% of total emissions across REA.  

REA Group is anticipating a 30-40% decrease in its carbon footprint for electricity, thanks to the introduction of solar panels. They will also be upgrading to LED lighting throughout the Melbourne office, establishing a perfect pace to hit their Science Based aligned carbon emissions reduction targets of a 42% reduction in our operational (Scope 1 & 2) emissions by 2030.  

Ƶ Leads Media Industry in Environmental Efforts

In 2023, Ƶ was recognized as the #1 Company for the Environment in the media industry by JUST Capital.

Check out the details behind our placement , and for JUST Capital’s full list.