Global accountancy bodies commit to net zero emissions

Released 05 October 2021

Thirteen professional accountancy bodies from around the world have joined forces to fight climate change by committing to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The bodies include the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

The accountancy bodies are part of The Prince of Wales's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Accounting Bodies Network. This network represents more than 2.5 million professional accountants and students, who work with businesses and governments in 179 countries.

The bodies have committed to reach net zero emissions as soon as possible and will publish plans to do so within the next 12 months and report annually to show progress.

In addition, the bodies have pledged to provide advice to help governments create the policies and infrastructure necessary for transitions to net zero economies. The bodies have also committed to provide their members with training, support, and resources to help them create their own net zero plans and reduce their emissions.

More information can be found at https://www.icas.com/news/accountancy-bodies-commit-to-reach-net-zero.

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