The Walt Disney Company has announced new environmental goals for 2030 focused on five main areas: greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste, materials, and sustainable design.
CEO Bob Chapek issued the following statement regarding the company’s environmental goals:
“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. 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.”
The new set of goals is based on an assessment of where The Walt Disney Company’s operations have the most impact on the environment, and the areas where it can most effectively mitigate that impact.
The 2030 environmental goals 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.
We have been seeing more green initiatives at Disney Parks recently, including Walt Disney World’s eco-coach and Disneyland Paris’ upcoming solar field parking lot. The solar-powered McDonald’s also debuted at Walt Disney World this summer.