Net Zero Emissions Commitment

CPA Australia has joined 13 professional accounting bodies in signing a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within our organisation and to encourage and support our members to do the same. The bodies represent 2.5 million professional accountants globally.

As part of this movement, we are committing to provide the training and resources that our membership needs to achieve net zero ambitions and succeed into the future.

We commit to:

  1. Reach net zero GHG emissions as soon as operationally possible, informed by science and in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
  2. Within the next 12 months, publish a net zero emissions pathway (including targets) and report annually to show our GHG emissions reductions and trajectory towards net zero emissions.

For our members, we commit to:

  1. Encourage and provide our members with the training, support and resources they need to establish their own net zero pathways and reduce GHG emissions.
  2. Provide sound advice to help governments create the policy and regulatory infrastructure necessary for a just transition to a net zero carbon economy.

The accountancy profession can play a significant and vital role in achieving both climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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“The accounting profession occupies a privileged position in the global economy. As trusted advisers, we’re privy to deep business insights about sustainability risks and opportunities. This knowledge creates an obligation to use our skills to protect our environmental heritage. CPA Australia is a global organisation in a global profession and we’re proud to be part of the global response to climate change.”

— Andrew Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, CPA Australia