Sky published its latest “Impact Report,” setting out how the company tries to make the economy, environment, and communities better. The report shows that, in 2022, the company invested £500 million to make original content and aired 200 Sky Originals.
Moreover, the group continued to share its independent journalism with people in 138 countries, free of charge, through its 24/7 channels Sky News and Sky TG24. Furthermore, in the UK and Ireland, it broadcasted Sky Arts free-to-air, making the arts accessible to everyone. Through its Access All Arts week initiative, Sky reached over 200.000 primary school children, inspiring them to develop their creative skills.
Sky Stream launched in 2022, becoming the most energy-efficient way to connect to Sky. The company then continued to make progress driving down its emissions to meet its target to go net zero carbon by 2030.
At the same time, in 2022, Sky opened 26 Digital Hubs at the heart of the community, providing school pupils and older people access to the digital skills and technology to succeed. The company gave young care leavers a lifeline to the digital world, with its Sky Up Tech Grants. More than 16.000 students took part in Sky Up Academy Studios, giving them new skills, confidence and experience of a range of media careers they can aspire to.
Regarding inclusivity, Sky continued to partner with Kick It Out to stamp out racism in sport, with Black Equity Organisation to support Black entrepreneurs, and with Lewis Hamilton’s charity, Mission 44, to keep kids at risk of exclusion, learning in schools. Lastly, the company created positive change for the communities and for the wider world, and remained committed to the United Nations Global Compact and its principles on human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.