Environment

A Commitment to the Planet

At Disney, our commitment to environmental stewardship focuses on using resources wisely as we operate and grow our business. We also provide philanthropic grants and expertise to save wildlife, inspire action, and protect the planet.

2018 CSR Update

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44% Reduced Emissions
Reducing Emissions

In 2018, we successfully reduced our net emissions by 44%. By 2020, we aim to reduce net emissions by 50%.

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54% Waste Diverted
Waste Diversion

In 2018, we diverted 54% of waste from landfills and incineration. By 2020, we aim to divert 60% of waste.

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Target Achieved
Water Conservation

We achieved our 2018 water target. In 2018, we reduced potable water consumption by 5.8% compared to the 2013 baseline. Shanghai Disneyland Resort developed a Water Conservation Plan.

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$75M+ to save wildlife
DCF Programs

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) is committed to saving wildlife, inspiring action and protecting the planet. The fund pairs philanthropic grants with contributions of expertise from many Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment professionals and other employees who work together to make an impact for people, wildlife and wild places.

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Saving Wildlife

The Disney Conservation Fund is focused on saving wildlife for future generations through grants to leading conservation organizations working together to stabilize and increase the populations of at-risk animals including apes, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks & rays, and tigers. A Disney conservationist works with each organization to identify where Disney expertise can also play a role in reversing the decline of these animals and their habitats.

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2,000+ conservation projects supported
Inspiring Action

The Disney Conservation Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations leading comprehensive community conservation efforts and initiatives that protect species and habitats, and inspire kids and families to take action for wildlife and the planet. The fund also recognizes Disney Conservation Heroes dedicated to protecting nature and inspiring others in their communities (nominated by DCF grant recipients).

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Protecting the Planet

The Disney Conservation Fund carries forward a commitment to sustainability through focused grants that leverage innovation, collaboration and storytelling to protect and restore natural resources and habitats in areas important to our business.

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Leading Conservation Efforts

Beyond philanthropic support, Disney is committed to sharing the expertise, talent and dedication of its Cast Members to protect the magic of nature. Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment (ASE) works to provide the best in animal care, inspire conservation actions and knowledge among Guests and Cast Members through on-site engagement and experiences, and collaborates globally to share expertise and drive programs to positively impact conservation. More than 180 ASE Cast Members have led or participated in conservation projects.

Conservation Funding Opportunities and Resources

Inspiring Action: Annual Conservation Grants

Organizations interested in applying for an Inspiring Action Grant should review eligibility criteria and submit an inquiry form by the deadline (an invitation code is not required for this step). Projects that are a strong fit for DCF criteria will be provided with additional details to submit a full application.

Submit an Inquiry

The deadline to submit inquiries for the 2019 granting cycle has passed. Please return for updates in September 2019.

Requests to modify a current grant (request an extension or budget reallocation) should be submitted here.

Request a Grant Modification

Inspiring Action: Conservation Hero Awards

Each year, the Disney Conservation Fund recognizes passionate individuals and teams who are working to save animals and engage their communities in conservation solutions. Nominations are considered once per year, and any organization that has previously received a Disney Conservation Fund grant, is eligible to nominate a Disney Conservation Hero. For more information or to be added to an invitation list to receive instructions to nominate a Hero during the next cycle, contact Corp.Conservation@Disney.com.



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Animal Disaster Response

The Disney Conservation Fund has a long history of supporting organizations working with communities to prepare for and respond to disasters or conservation emergencies. This year the Disney Conservation Fund is proud to be supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help carry forward this commitment to helping communities and animals when they need it the most. For more information on how to apply for an IFAW Disaster Response Grant and the program criteria please visit the IFAW website.