Read about our approach to reporting and our progress in our Summary Report 2012
Look through our Bigger Picture Reviews to see how our initiatives have progressed
Making a positive impact on society
Extending our reach beyond the screen
Doing the right thing across our business
On the environment, sport, arts and schools
Jeremy Darroch talks about seeing the bigger picture
We are passionate about ensuring that what we do at Sky brings real benefits to our customers and to life in Britain and Ireland. As well as meeting the needs of millions of families with our products and services, we have a positive impact on our industry, on the economy and on society. We believe this is an essential part of building long-term sustainable success.As a broadcaster our channels are watched by more than half the population every week and we have an opportunity to extend our reach beyond the screen to make a positive impact on society. We aim to inspire people to take action and make it easy for them to join in. We do this in four areas we are passionate about - tackling climate change, improving lives through sport, opening up the arts and raising the aspirations of young people.Through our work in the Bigger Picture, we give people more reasons to join Sky and to stay with us, whether as customers or employees. By seeing and experiencing what we do, we aim to keep on building Sky’s brand as one that people trust and will recommend to others.We know we can’t do this on our own and we’ve already been supported by our partners, customers and staff. We look forward to continuing to work with them to achieve even more.
Global Accessibility Awareness Dayby Wendy Schratz
We’re celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day today at Sky. Here our Director of eExperience Wendy Schratz talks about the work she’s leading to ensure Sky.com is accessible for everyone...
Sky Arts returns to the Hay Literature Festival
Visit the Sky Rainforest Rescue experience at the Hay Festival
Sky Sports Living for Sport launches in Ireland and announces Katie Taylor as official ambassador
We’ve been focusing on tackling our environmental impacts since 2005. Watch our video about Sky Studios and find out how we've met our target, reducing our carbon emissions by 31% per £million turnover from our 2008/09 baseline.
We work with our industry, the government and non-government organisations to address online safety. Find out how we give our customers the tools they need to keep their children safe online.
We’re tackling climate change through Sky Rainforest Rescue
From grassroots to elite, we’re improving lives through sport
We’re opening up the arts with our Sky Arts Ignition Series
Our Sky Skills Studio is all about building life skills
Using sports stars and sports skills, we work with secondary schools students to raise aspirations and build life skills
We’re supporting the best of innovative arts investing £1.2m in groundbreaking projects by leading arts organisations
Here are some pictures of our @SkyRainforest Rescue experience @HayFestival http://t.co/Gzy92YJJVA http://t.co/wHCUUmJhQN
RT @jeatherley: So exciting to see the first @SkySportsLFS test match keep an eye out for inspiring Mentor Heather Knight #livingforsport …
Find out about Sky Studios, Europe’s most sustainable broadcast facility
LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTIONNarrator: From the outset, Sky Studios was designed to be the most sustainable broadcast facility in Europe. Our vision was complete with the installation of our first ever onsite wind turbine. Committed to reducing our impact on the environment, the Sky Studios building already incorporates a number of energy efficiency practices, like recycling rainwater, ventilating naturally to avoid the use of air conditioning, using motion sensors to activate lighting, and turning downward energy into upward energy to power the lifts. But, for the power that can’t be reduced by efficiency measures, Sky Studios produces its own onsite renewable energy by burning old wooden pallets to provide heating and cooling for its broadcast operations. And now, it has an eye-catching wind turbine, built to produce 133 megawatt hours of clean energy per annum. That’s enough power to supply the whole of Sky Studios’ lighting for the entire year. But, just as importantly, the amount of carbon emissions saved annually by the wind turbine will be equivalent to a petrol-powered car travelling 370,000 miles – that’s like taking a road-trip around the world 15 times a year. Taking just one year to manufacture, build and lift into place, the wind turbine is built to withstand all weather conditions – from frost to lightning storms – and has been designed to function even at the lowest wind-speeds. The triangular structure spirals up to three rotary blades, with a total diameter spanning 21 metres. And at 71 metres in height, the wind turbine proudly resides over the West London skyline. With the new landmark now in place, it represents just how serious we are about tackling climate change, and the steps we’re taking to minimise our impact on the environment. To find out more, visit our website.CAPTION: sky.com/environmentNarrator: Sky – believe in better.
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