Improving our planet and reversing climate change is a top priority for tech companies. From minimizing waste and increasing recycling to introducing new electric vehicles, TechNet members are doing their part to stop the negative effects of climate change on our environment. Keep reading for more information about how the tech industry is powering sustainability.

Tech Powers Sustainability

Accenture Sets Industry-Leading Net-Zero, Waste, and Water Goals (Accenture)

Accenture announced commitments to sustainability, including industry-leading goals for net-zero emissions, as well as a newly created leadership role.

Introducing Amazon’s First Custom Electric Delivery Vehicle (Amazon)

In support of The Climate Pledge commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, 10,000 Amazon custom electric delivery vehicles will be on the road delivering to customers worldwide as early as 2022.

Flat, Stackable EV Batteries are the Winning Formula (GM)

GM’s commitment to an all-electric future has not skipped a beat, despite the global disruption of COVID-19.

Reaching our Renewable Energy Goal 10 Years Early (Intuit)

Now that Intuit has met its renewable electricity goal, its team is fully dedicated to an even bigger goal — its 50 times by 2030 climate-positive goal — that it declared at the Climate Action Summit.

How Amazon is Investing in a Circular Economy (Amazon)

Amazon is minimizing waste, increasing recycling, and providing options for its customers to reuse, repair, and recycle their products.

Cisco Ranks Third in the Wall Street Journal’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World (Cisco)

The Recovery Will Be Green (Chargepoint)

What’s New in Tech

New Steps to Preserve and Protect Journalism and Local Newsrooms (Microsoft)

Healthy democracies require healthy journalism, and Microsoft hopes its initiative can play a role in helping to support quality journalism locally and nationally, as well as promote trust in news. Over the past 10 months Microsoft has met with people in newsrooms and across the communities of Fresno, El Paso-Juarez, Jackson, and Yakima, and its optimism about local news is stronger than ever. Local newsrooms are the heart of their communities. Read more here.

What We’re Saying

· Editorial: Administration’s Tightening of Tech Visas a Mistake. (San Francisco Chronicle) Read this news feature here.

· Tech Coalition Opposes Anti-Racism Training Ban. (Axios) Read this news feature here.

Before You Start Your Weekend

AT&T is offering nearly 2,300 scholarships to online learning academies Udacity and Coursera to further empower underserved communities with educational opportunities needed for in-demand jobs in today’s workforce. (AT&T)