SEEK moves to 100% renewable energy with ZEN Energy
13 January 2024
SEEK’s Australian operations will be 100% powered by renewable energy in a new partnership with ZEN Energy. From July 2024, the partnership will see SEEK’s domestic operations supplied by renewable energy from three wind farms in regional Victoria. SEEK has also committed to purchase further renewable energy certificates each year, which will contribute to reducing its energy emissions across its international operations in New Zealand, Asia and Latin America.
The Renewable Energy Certificates, which are traceable under Australia’s Renewable Energy Target program and overseen by the Australian government’s Clean Energy Regulator, support SEEK’s Climate Active certification and goal of achieving net zero emissions.
“SEEK’s target is to achieve net zero across all emissions scopes by 2030. We are also committed to 40% emissions reduction across all scopes by 2025. Partnering with ZEN Energy to transition to renewable energy across our office operations will be a significant step towards achieving these goals” said Kate Koch, SEEK’s Chief Financial Officer.
As a result of switching to 100% renewable energy and purchasing renewable energy certificates, SEEK is supporting Australia’s transformation to a net-zero economy and will be reducing its carbon impact by approximately 1,000 tonnes of CO2e annually.
In addition to SEEK’s commitment across their office operations, Cremorne Properties, landlord of SEEK’s global headquarters in Melbourne, has also committed to 100% renewable electricity for the base building from July 2024.
“Australia’s success in the energy transition is underpinned by the actions that we all can take. To have a company like SEEK take steps in Australia to create change is inspiring,” said Anthony Garnaut, CEO ZEN Energy.
Supply of renewable energy will commence with ZEN Energy from July 2024.
SEEK is a global leader in online employment marketplaces, helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helping organisations succeed.
SEEK has an international presence that spans Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, Brazil and Mexico, and has minority investments in China, South Korea and a number of other countries.
SEEK’s platforms are used by approximately 60 million candidates worldwide, we have relationships with over 450,000 hirers and exposure to around 900 million people.
For more information on SEEK’s sustainability approach, visit SEEK’s Sustainability page.