AT&T Commits To Reducing Carbon Emissions
Published on: 27th Nov 2015
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USA based AT&T has outlined a goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of its operations by 2025. By enhancing the efficiency of its network and delivering low carbon customer solutions, AT&T supports the use of technology as a method to address and reduce carbon emissions.
This is one of three overarching goals that are part of Connect to Good, AT&T's citizenship and sustainability platform, which will drive the company's corporate social responsibility efforts in the next decade.
"Connect to Good represents our company's vision of using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow," said Charlene Lake, senior vice president - corporate social responsibility and chief sustainability officer, AT&T. "Our technology will guide us as we work with our employees, customers, suppliers and communities to fulfill our goals."
To be achieved by 2025, additional goals focus on the communities in which AT&T operates and the company's supply chain:
AT&T will invest resources, develop initiatives and collaborate with
stakeholders to close the skills gap, by increasing the number of Americans with
high-quality, post-secondary degrees or credentials to 60 percent.
AT&T will work with its industry peers to develop and promote adoption of sustainability metrics that will transform the environmental and social impact of technology supply chains.
These long-term goals require checkpoints along the way. AT&T has built a roadmap to 2025 that includes 2020 goals to meet on the way to achieving the 2025 goals, in addition to specific targets to reach throughout the years to demonstrate transparency in reaching the goals.
"As the information and communication technology (ICT) sector grows, it has a particularly crucial role to play in addressing its own sustainability impacts and in using its products to power global progress," said Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, Advisory Services, BSR. "Long-term company goals are vital to address the ICT sector's biggest sustainability challenges and opportunities, and AT&T's new goals represent a leap forward in the company's efforts to enable a sustainable future."