WorldGBC has announced seven companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment whole life carbon requirements, including major multinational and Advancing Net Zero programme partner, Schneider Electric and Germany’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank. These industry leaders are taking ambitious action to combat climate change by committing to decarbonise both their operational and embodied emissions. The seven companies joining the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment includeCannonDesignDeutsche BankGI Quo VadisGrabLamington GroupQIC Real EstateSchneider ElectricThe Commitment now has a total of 169 signatories, which includes 135 businesses and organisations, 28 cities, and six states and regions. The businesses and organisations signed up to the Commitment now account for approximately 7.2 million (tCO2e) of portfolio emissions annually, nearly 20,000 assets and more than USD 415 billion annual turnover. These businesses are displaying industry leadership in the built environment, committing to reduce and compensate all operational emissions for assets over which they have direct control. As part of the updated Commitment, they will also maximise embodied carbon emissions reductions for new developments and major renovations by 2030, compensating for any remaining residual upfront embodied carbon emissions as part of a whole lifecycle approach.