The consequences of climate change are mounting by the day, and we all must work to combat it.
The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s something that affects us all, no matter where you are or what you listen to. We must all work to be part of the solution so that our planet and all people can continue to thrive for generations to come. Our approach to tackling the climate crisis has two parts. We have committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. And we are leveraging our platform to raise awareness and drive engagement among millions of listeners and creators.
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There’s no clear blueprint for an audio streaming business like ours to reach net zero emissions by the end of 2030. But that doesn’t mean we’re not taking action – far from it.
We believe it’s our responsibility to drive progress in this space, and to share our journey with our partners and peers. Our immediate focus is to measure and understand our climate impact along our value chain so that we can prioritize the right actions, scale them and then collaborate to reduce it.
Of course, we’re already making changes – increasing energy efficiency in our offices, supporting internal climate communities and updating our climate tracking and risk assessment processes.
By understanding our sources for GHG emissions and environmental impact, we can set goals, prioritize actions and work effectively to reduce emissions in order to reach our net zero target.
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Scope 3 breakdown
The emissions data is compiled in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
For Scope 1 and 2 calculations, which largely consists of natural gas and electricity in our office buildings, consumption information from our electricity suppliers and landlords have been used.
For calculation of Scope 3, multiple methods have been used. These include calculations based on usage, spend data, vendorspecific spend data and publicly available estimates.
As a global platform with more than 406 million monthly active users, we have an important role to play in educating our listeners and encouraging action on climate change.
We partner with climate organizations and scientists to help give our listeners accurate information and amplify more voices. We also create and promote content on science, stories and solutions related to the climate crisis that inspire, educate and engage.
We seek to provide more perspectives, for example by elevating the voices of underrepresented groups and young climate champions. And we continue to make climate-related content more accessible through our Climate Action hub and at live events such as COP27 – the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Spotifiers play an important role in our climate work and are key to making real change happen, so we make sure everyone is empowered to act.
In 2021, we created an internal Climate Champions Network, bringing together representatives from across our business to inspire, collaborate and drive action on our climate commitments.
In 2022, we formalized and grew this network. For example, the R&D team now has dedicated resources, including a program manager and climate squad, who are working to drive emission reduction initiatives and increase awareness and skills associated with climate action. We also added climate responsibility to the handbook for our engineering teams. Climate awareness and responsibility now sits alongside best practices for reliability, compliance, security, cost management and documentation.