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Google announces its lifetime net carbon footprint is now zero
(Climate Action, 14 Sep 2020) Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed that the company has eliminated its entire carbon legacy.
As of this week, Google has eliminated its entire carbon legacy (covering all our operational emissions before we became carbon neutral in 2007) through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets.
This means that Google's lifetime net carbon footprint is now zero, making it the first major company to get this done, to date.
In addition to this they become the first major company to make a commitment to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centres and campuses worldwide by 2030.
Google is investing in technologies to help our partners and people all over the world make sustainable choices. It is investing in manufacturing regions to enable 5 GW of new carbon-free energy, helping 500 cities reduce their carbon emissions and finding new ways to empower 1 billion people through our products.
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