FIS Launches Climate Action Plan, Targets 100% Renewable Energy
Leading technology solutions provider for merchants, banks and capital markets firms FIS announced today the launch of its new climate action plan, including new commitments to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ramp its use of renewable energy.
Gary Norcross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at FIS, said:
“FIS is committed to helping our planet remain a sustainable home for current and future generations. We recognize that climate change presents both risks and opportunities for our industry, business and the world. As a responsible corporate citizen, we are taking aggressive action to mitigate these risks and seize opportunities to advance sustainability.”
FIS’ new climate strategy includes several targets unveiled by the company, including achieving 100% carbon neutrality for its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2025, and seeking and securing validation of Science Based Targets for the reduction of GHG emissions. In addition, FIS stated that it will join the “America is All In” initiative, a broad coalition of business, government and other organizational leaders working to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030, and to reach net zero emissions by 2050, while guarding against the impacts of climate disruption.
Andrew Ciafardini, Head of External Affairs and Global Sustainability at FIS, said:
“FIS is proud to announce our climate action plan. We know that undertaking a meaningful environmental program as a company is needed to help do our part to mitigate climate impacts, and we will enlist our partners and suppliers in this vital effort.”