News Corporation is committed to minimizing its environmental impact, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action.

Our long term vision is to:

  • Grow our business without growing our carbon footprint
  • Power our operations with clean electricity
  • Minimize solid waste to landfill from our production operations
  • Engage our readers, viewers, and customers on sustainability issues through partnerships and content of the highest caliber

What are We Doing?

November 2008

Audience engagement, Energy usage, Fox Networks Group (incl. FOX, Cable, Sports, etc.), Twentieth Century Fox Television, US

Environmental Media Awards 08 winners

At the Environmental Media Awards on November 13, Twentieth Century Fox Television's "Boston Legal" won the Episodic Drama category for its episode "Green Christmas"! "Bones" (produced by TCFTV and airing on FOX) was also nominated in this category. Our businesses were also honored with five Green Seal Awards recognizing productions that embody and promote sustainable ideals. These awards went to TCFTV's "24," "My Name is Earl," and "Bones," and FOX Broadcasting Company's "Teen Choice Awards" and "Super Bowl."

Audience engagement, National Geographic Channel, US

Wild Spaces and The Everglades - NatGeoChannel

The National Geographic Channel continues its environmentally progressive programming this Thanksgiving as we showcase a marathon of Wild Spaces, all leading up to the premiere of The Everglades. Explore this controversial and threatened habitat that is home to thousands of animal species, many of which can not be found anywhere else on Earth. At 1.5 million acres the Everglades are already only a third of its original size, and the quality and quantity of water we allow to flow through what remains will determine if this wilderness and those extraordinary creatures will survive. To understand this remarkable ecosystem, we'll journey by foot, airboat, helicopter, and kayak to explore its secrets.

Audience engagement, Fox Home Entertainment, Other, Recycling / waste, Renewable energy, Supply chain, Transportation, Twentieth Century Fox Television, US

Futurama: Bender's Game -- A Carbon Neutral DVD

Futurama, Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) are committed to reducing our impact on climate change. Bender's Game is the company's third carbon-neutral DVD release. (Futurama: Bender's Big Score was the company's first-ever carbon neutral DVD and was awarded most environmentally friendly DVD of the year by The Digital Entertainment Group at the inaugural Green Media Summit in Los Angeles.)

Our strategy to reach net zero emissions for the DVD was three-fold:

  • To measure our carbon impact
  • To reduce our energy use and switch to renewable sources of power wherever possible and to encourage suppliers to reduce their climate impact
  • To offset our unavoidable emissions

Measuring our carbon impact:
To conduct this analysis, we worked with Clear Carbon Consulting and used the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, to instruct our measurement methodology.

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