Alibaba Cuts Carbon Emissions By 13%

In a bold stride towards a greener future, Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba has successfully slashed its net carbon emissions from direct operations by an impressive 13% in the past financial year. This significant reduction is a part of Alibaba’s ambitious goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
The retail behemoth unveiled this remarkable achievement in its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. The report also highlighted Alibaba’s groundbreaking progress towards its ambitious Scope 3+ goal, which aims to eliminate a whopping 1.5 gigatons of carbon emissions across its digital ecosystem by 2035. This marks the first time the company has reported on this pioneering sustainability effort.
Highlighting this milestone, Alibaba’s outgoing CEO and Chairman, Daniel Zhang Yong noted in the report:
“Despite challenges in the macro environment, geopolitical uncertainties in the post-pandemic era, and new trade-offs between sustainable development and economic growth, we achieved notable progress in our ESG initiatives.”
And one of these achievements is the CO2 emission reduction of almost 23 million metric tons throughout the value chain. This includes Scope 3 emissions.

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