Join The Next Employee Race To Zero

A fun 2-week sustainability competition, held in the run up to COP29. You compete in teams and connect with other companies around the world to take climate action together, helping you deliver on your Net Zero commitments.

This year, the focus will be on sustainability at work to build work-related sustainability knowledge and empower employees to support company sustainability strategies. With learning engagement through workshops and live events, challenges, and competition reinforced through climate communications, online content, and our award-winning science-based platform.

Supported and endorsed by the Race to Zero.

The Employee Race to Zero, led by the UN High-Level Climate Champions, is helping thousands of businesses work with their employees to build companies which better serve people and planet, and which thrive as a result.

Paul Polman, Business leader and climate campaigner, formally CEO of Unilever

  • Help meeting net zero targets
  • Sustainability awareness & learning
  • Employees love it
  • Impact data for reporting
  • Engaging & fun
  • Access to over 170 carbon cutting steps
  • Weekly live events
  • Leaderboards and prizes

What’s Involved?

  • Sign-up, create your team with up to 50 employees.
  • Join our pre-games virtual event to learn about the competition, prizes, and what’s involved.
  • Get ready for your 2-weeks of focused climate-action.
  • Join our virtual launch and live sessions. Built to fit round busy diaries and business priorities.
  • Celebrate your success with a virtual awards ceremony and special prizes, with a digital campaign to celebrate your organisation’s success and climate action.

The Employee Race to Zero demonstrates that the right incentives can drive culture and mindset change to achieve significant carbon emission reductions. Giki and the Employee Race to Zero help bridge the gap between company sustainability strategies and employee action.

Ahead of COP29, organisations around the world need to recognise the importance of staff in achieving targets for protecting the climate and nature. Employee engagement is a critical way to accelerate the Race to Zero.

Her Excellency Ms Razan Al Mubarak, UN High Level Climate Champion for the UAE and COP29

How does this help with Race to Zero commitments?

The Employee Race to Zero accelerates the 5th Criteria, “Persuade”, which aims to align policy and engagement with halving emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050.

Employees at organisations have a critical role in driving solutions to climate change, delivering corporate carbon reduction targets, reducing their impacts, and influencing clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders to deliver sustainable practices.

2023 competition results

Our inaugural event in 2023 brought together 21 participating organisations, which represented 600,000 employees and ten different industries. Companies included Compass, Costain, NatWest, Network Rail, UK sport and many more.

Participants took over 14,300 climate actions during the competition, saving 337,020kg carbon, 11m litres of water, 98,178 m2 land, and 61,057 single-use plastics.

Ready? Get in touch

Now is the time to sign up for the 2024 Employee Race to Zero to raise awareness of your commitment to the environment, provide evidence towards commitments, and empower your employees to act in support of company goals. If you’re ready to start, or want to learn more, complete the form below:

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Giki is an official Race to Zero Accelerator in recognition of our commitment and alignment with Race to Zero’s criteria. Giki is the first employee engagement Accelerator, and we are excited to support this incredible global initiative.