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Sustainability

Netflix exists to entertain the world, and that requires a habitable world to entertain. Which is why environmental sustainability is important to us at Netflix.

NET ZERO + NATURE

Science-driven carbon reductions plus the power of nature

By the close of 2022, Netflix will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. To reach this goal, we will put our internal emissions reductions on a 1.5°C pathway aligned with climate science, then invest in external projects around the world that remove carbon from the atmosphere, such as protecting forests above-and-below water. We’ll also finance projects that retain nature’s ability to store CO2.

NET ZERO, HOW?

Our carbon footprint in 2020 was roughly 1 million metric tons.

Roughly half of that footprint (50%) lies within the physical production of the stories you watch on Netflix, followed by our corporate operations and purchased goods (45%). We use cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and our Open Connect content delivery network to stream our service, accounting for just 5% of our footprint.

Our NET ZERO + NATURE plan follows these steps:

REDUCE

Reduce our internal emissions in line with climate science, then

RETAIN

Retain nature's existing carbon storage, protecting ecosystems like forests. Finally,

REMOVE

Remove carbon from the atmosphere by regenerating natural ecosystems. We’ll focus especially on projects that advance sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity, climate resilience, and environmental justice

Entertain to Sustain

Sustainability is an epic story creators are already telling.

In 2020, 160 million households around the world chose to watch at least one story on Netflix that helped viewers better understand the issues and highlight hopeful solutions around sustainability, or both. Stories included Netflix originals like Our Planet and My Octopus Teacher, to classics like The Day After Tomorrow and Chasing Coral.

Many artists are motivated by the stories, characters, and importance of environmental stories and we will continue to create compelling and engaging content that raises environmental awareness.

Entertain to Sustain

Sustainability is an epic story creators are already telling.

In 2020, 160 million households around the world chose to watch at least one story on Netflix that helped viewers better understand the issues and highlight hopeful solutions around sustainability, or both. Stories included Netflix originals like Our Planet and My Octopus Teacher, to classics like The Day After Tomorrow and Chasing Coral.

Many artists are motivated by the stories, characters, and importance of environmental stories and we will continue to create compelling and engaging content that raises environmental awareness.

Our 2020 ESG Report

Learn more about our disclosures on environmental, social and governance issues.

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