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Our progress

Inspiring small, everyday changes that collectively make a huge difference.


“The challenges facing society today are broad and complex. That’s why leading businesses need to influence and enact change”

Launched by Jeremy Darroch,
Group Chief Executive

January 2017

Launch of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign with Sky News Documentary

A Plastic Tide

All Sky staff issued with reusable water bottles and single-use plastic water bottles removed from our sites

February 2017

June 2017

Tour of Plasticus representing the amount of plastic entering our oceans every second

Sky and The Oval join forces on plastic at 100th test match

August 2017

October 2017

Volvo Ocean Race starts. Sky co-sponsor Turn the Tide on Plastic

Our Oceans Conference

Announcement of our single-use plastic vision

Announcement of five year WWF partnership

Launch of Sky Soundbox, our first new single use plastic free product

November 2017


January 2018

#PassOnPlastic campaign signed by 130 MPs

Sky Ocean Rescue Cafe single-use plastic free

Launch of the Sky Ocean Rescue £25m Ventures Fund

March 2018

April 2018

Sky Mobile SIM Card goes single-use

Premier League commits to going single-use plastic free

Appointment of three Sky Ocean Rescue scholars in partnership with National Geographic

Disposable coffee cups removed from our sites, saving 7 million coffee cups per year

May 2018

June 2018

Business challenge for the mobile industry on single- use plastics

World Ocean’s Day
Sky host Volvo Ocean Race Summit in Cardiff

179,500 people experienced Sky Ocean Rescue there

July 2018

Our summit with the Premier League inspires reductions in plastics use

Our branded products will be single-use plastic free

December 2018

Our operations front of house will be 100% single-use plastic free

Our logistics will be 25% single-use plastic free


We commit to being single-use plastic free by 2020