by Doug Woodburn

Global IT solutions provider World Wide Technology has opened up on its newly set 2050 net zero target, stressing that it doesn't want to "buy its way" out of reducing its carbon emissions.

Near-term plans to cut its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40-45 per cent by 2030 are also in the process of being validated by SBTi.

The announcement, which will formally be made at next month's Global Citizens Festival, comes after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new rule that would require US public companies to disclose extensive climate-related information in their SEC filings. It also follows 2040 net zero announcements from top UK counterparts Softcat and Computacenter.

Although WWT is a private company, the £14.5bn-revenue Cisco, HPE, Dell and NetApp partner serves more than 70 of the US Fortune 100.


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