The UK’s Guardian Media Group (GMG) has become the first major news outlet to become a certified B-Corporation and to pledge carbon neutrality by 2030. These changes come as part of the GMG’s Climate Pledge, announced on 15 October 2019.
The GMG, responsible for producing The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, joins over 3,000 other B-Corp certified business from more than 70 countries across the world. The certification is awarded to businesses that use their power and profits to positively impact society and the environment. The GMG already lead the way in reporting on environmental issues in the language they use and the topics they discuss – becoming a certified B-Corp further cements the Group’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.