Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is committed to advancing sustainable initiatives across the business and in its editorial coverage, as well as promoting environmentally conscious behaviours in the workplace.


The Telegraph’s comprehensive coverage of environmental and sustainability issues span a broad range of topics that interest our subscribers, from news and business, to travel, technology and lifestyle.

The Telegraph’s Global Health Security channel also covers the environment’s impact on global health and security.

The Telegraph has a dedicated Environment Editor and online environment hub including a live global temperature data tracker.

Alongside this, in 2023 The Telegraph launched a dedicated online Electric Vehicle channel, which houses a mix of electric vehicle features, reviews and opinion articles written by the Telegraph motoring team. 


All Telegraph newsprint paper is sourced from paper mills that use third-party certified sustainable forest management systems and/or recycled content.

TMG has long been committed to reducing the environmental impact of our newspaper production supply chain. In 2013 we commenced a joint distribution agreement with other news organisations, which at the time saw the removal of approximately 40 trucks per day* from roads.

A continued focus by TMG on lessening manufacturing and distribution impacts has seen CO2 emissions reduced by over 31,028 tons since 2013*, with emissions expected to continue to fall.



December TMG eliminated single use plastics from its printing process by ceasing polybagging of magazine products entirely.


In collaboration with Google, TMG created and used machine learning technology to optimise newspaper circulation, reducing the number of unsold newspapers by 4%, resulting in reduced paper wastage. Further information can be found here.


The Telegraph optimised the use of printing presses it uses at the print facility in the south of England, saving on electricity and water usage.


The Telegraph newsprint grammage was reduced to a lower grammage paper stock requiring less raw material in the newspaper manufacturing process.

*Estimates provided by Newsprinters for TMG


Since 2008 TMG has pioneered the use of cloud computing technologies to support its growth, provide flexibility, improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

All TMG digital publishing, all end user computing, all data services, and the majority of enterprise computing services are provided using cloud technologies. This represents over 75% of TMG overall computing requirements. The use of ‘elastic’ cloud compute (only using the resources we need at any given time) coupled with the more efficient energy use and more sustainable supply from public cloud providers has resulted in an estimated 71% decrease in kwh usage since 2010.**

We continue to collaborate with our cloud computing partners to further reduce the environmental impact of our computing needs and are currently exploring the feasibility of moving our computing around the globe, following the sun and thereby using only renewable power.

** Estimated by TMG using data from energy bills and energy consumption statistics from UK government


The TMG headquarters in London won a Gold Award for Environmental Best Practice at the Annual Environmental Green Apple Awards at the Houses of Parliament in November 2019.

Our headquarters are a zero landfill building, with a recycling rate of 79% of all waste generated. Recycling is promoted heavily within the offices, with recycling bins available throughout.

Plastic disposable cutlery is no longer available in our dining facilities and TMG staff have been provided with reusable water bottles and mugs.

  • February 2018 TMG became a member of the Simply Cups scheme with designated coffee cup recycling bins in the office.

  • September 2018 TMG changed all water dispenser recyclable plastic cups to recyclable paper cups and removed coffee cup plastic lids from office tea points.

All staff are offered the opportunity to partake in a cycle-to-work scheme which is very popular. In addition to this an electric/hybrid car lease scheme is available for staff.

TMG is committed to the Victoria Business Improvement District’s Quality Air Pledge to reduce congestion and emissions in London Victoria to improve air quality. In 2021 TMG joined the Advertising Association’s Ad Net Zero initiative, which sees a drive to reduce the carbon impact of UK advertising operations to net zero by 2030.

TMG reports its Green House Gas emissions in line with the Government’s Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements.


Our Subscribers Care about sustainability


Take own shopping bag when shopping


Make a conscious effort to recycle


Take positive steps to reduce energy they use


Reuse items like empty bottles, tubs or paper


Avoid fast fashion purchases