The Walt Disney Company today announced a new set of environmental goals for 2030 focused on five main areas: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water, Waste, Materials and Sustainable Design.
“Disney has shown a strong commitment to the environment throughout its history and we’re excited to continue building on that legacy with new, ambitious environmental goals for 2030,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “These goals focus on key areas of our business where we believe we can have a significant, lasting impact and make a positive difference in protecting our planet.”
Disney’s environmental policies are based on a set of guiding principles intended to drive the Company’s long-term environmental strategy and the everyday decision-making of its leadership, cast members and employees around the world. The approach to environmental sustainability is grounded in science and an assessment of where the Company’s operations have the most significant impact on the environment, as well as the areas where it can most effectively mitigate that impact.
The 2030 environmental goals outlined in the report include:
- achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for direct operations;
- purchasing or producing 100% zero carbon electricity for all direct operations;
- collaborating with industry groups and investing in low carbon fuel innovation;
- investing in natural climate solutions;
- implementing site-specific watershed stewardship strategies at high-impact sites;
- serving 100% environmentally responsible seafood at U.S. parks and resorts;
- working to achieve zero waste to landfill for Disney’s wholly owned and operated parks and resorts;
- new construction projects to be designed to near net zero, minimize water consumption and support zero waste operations;
- ensure all paper, wood and palm oil used in Disney-branded packaging and products is from certified sustainable sources;
- ensure all branded product textiles contain recycled or certified sustainably sourced content, or are made from lower impact alternatives; and
- reduce the Company’s plastics footprint across all businesses.
For additional details, please visit: www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/environment
This news comes as Disneyland Paris commits to building one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe. This initiative aims to minimize the resort’s carbon footprint by reducing 750 tons of CO2 emissions per year. By the end of 2023, 17% of the park’s energy output will be powered by 17 hectares of solar canopies, built in collaboration with Urbasolar, that will produce 31 gigawatts-hours per year.
67,500 solar panels will jointly exhibit an illuminated Mickey Mouse silhouette during the night, portraying one of the company’s most iconic symbols – adding a Disney touch to this impactful project.
For additional information, please visit: https://thewaltdisneycompany.eu/one-of-the-largest-european-solar-canopy-plants-coming-to-disneyland-paris/