BT Sport joins Albert directorate in bid to become a sustainable broadcaster

The BT Group is committed to being a net-zero carbon emissions business by 2045 and aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Published: 8 September 2022 - 2.40pm

As part of BT’s ongoing effort to become a net zero carbon business by 2045, BT Sport has joined BAFTA’s Albert initiative.

Albert is leading a charge against climate change, bringing the TV industry together to tackle the industry’s environmental impact behind the scenes and on screen, and inspiring audiences to act for a sustainable future.

“BT Sport is working to become one of the greenest broadcasters in the UK”
- Jamie Hindhaugh

BT Sport joined the Albert directorate – which means BT Sport joins just a few organisations leading the initiative (BBC, Sky, ITV, C4 and Netflix).

As a directorate member, BT Sport supports the development and implementation of Albert’s strategy and industry wide objectives.

By joining Albert, BT Sport is committing to making its programmes in a sustainable manner - calculating our carbon footprint using an Albert calculator and ultimately aiming for albert certification, with full training and support for BT Sport production staff provided by the Albert team. BT Sport’s Premier League coverage has obtained a three-star BAFTA Albert rating.

Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is working to become one of the greenest broadcasters in the UK and today’s announcement marks a big step for our people, our processes and our partners in achieving this essential aim.”

Jake Humphrey, BT Sport’s lead football presenter, said: “Sports broadcasting, like every industry, has a part to play in climate change and today’s news is a positive step. I know how important this is as part of BT’s ongoing efforts to become a net zero carbon business by 2045 and for BT Sport to become the greenest broadcaster in the UK.”

BT Group aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 87% by 2030, compared with 2016/17 levels and reduce its supply chain emissions by 29% by 2030 from 2016/17 levels