Join The Employee Race To Zero 2024

Running from the 14th to 27th of October the Employee Race to Zero is a 2 week sustainability competition leading up to COP29. Compete in teams and collaborate with companies worldwide to take meaningful climate action, helping you achieve your Net Zero commitments.

This year, we’re focusing on sustainability in the workplace to enhance work-related sustainability knowledge and empower employees to support your company’s sustainability strategies. Engage in interactive workshops, live events, and challenges, all reinforced by climate communications, online content, and our award-winning science-based platform.

Endorsed by the Race to Zero, this is your chance to make a real impact.

Ready to lead the change? Get in touch to register your team and be part of the global movement towards a sustainable future.

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

Last year, over 80% of participants said they’d recommend taking part to others!

It gave me the chance to get colleagues involved in a sustainability initiative that was easy for them to sign up to and it didn’t matter that we are spread in different locations. It made sustainable decisions more accessible and fun rather than preachy which I try and avoid with colleagues.

It was lovely to work as a team and share ideas not just in our office but with other companies. The element of competition definitely helped to keep everyone motivated. We’d love to take part again.

Feedback from some of our amazing participants last year

What’s Involved?

  • Sign-up and 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.

Highlights from 2023

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, avoiding 337,020kg of carbon, 11 million litres of water and 61,057 items of single-use plastics!

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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.