July 25, 2023 Climate News

Mapping our Path to Net Zero

Sylvia Lee Meta Sustainability Strategy Manager


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Rapid decarbonization across our business is our best chance to limit the worst impacts of climate change, which is critical to sustain healthy and equitable communities we are a part of.

Today, we are sharing our progress on our climate commitments in Our Path to Net Zero, which outlines how we are building on our foundation of operating sustainably to accelerate decarbonization across our business in the coming years.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our global operations and value chain is our top priority and the most effective strategy to reach net zero across our value chain in 2030.

Our science-aligned emissions reduction target is in line with what is necessary to transition to a zero-carbon future. By the end of 2031, we aim to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% and not exceed our 2021 Scope 3 emissions. We will achieve this goal by continuing to prioritize efficiency and circularity in our business decisions and embracing low-carbon technology to operate with a lower emissions footprint. In parallel, we are partnering with our suppliers to identify actions to decarbonize, including switching to renewable energy, increasing efficiency, and engaging their suppliers. We will engage with at least two-thirds of our suppliers to set emissions reduction targets by 2026.

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For those emissions that remain difficult to reduce by the end of this decade, we will remove an equivalent amount of emissions through carbon removal projects. This includes our support of nature-based solutions that can be deployed now as well as emerging technologies that need our support to scale. We select these projects with the highest standards and work to develop the voluntary carbon market to encourage projects that result in positive local impacts for communities and the environment.

As we decarbonize our business, we are committed to transparency and accountability along the way. We know our path to net zero will have its obstacles, and our program must adapt to identify the most impactful climate solutions that follow the latest science to guide us to a sustainable future.

This report provides details about how we are systemically transforming how we design our infrastructure and products, conduct our operations and partner with our suppliers to decarbonize all aspects of our business. We are designing solutions with scalability and impact in mind to maintain net zero beyond 2030—and helping other businesses do the same.

Our Path to Net Zero offers a look at how we aim to transform our ambitious net zero emissions target into actionable steps to get there, and we hope it can be used as a resource for other companies taking action on climate.

You can learn more about Meta’s sustainability work in our latest sustainability report, and to continue to follow along with us on our path to net zero, visit sustainability.fb.com.


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