One year ago this month, the United Nations adopted a new group of 17 global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals. To say that the goals are ambitious is an understatement. Goals like “no poverty,” “zero-hunger,” “ensure inclusive and quality education for all,” and “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,” target some of the most significant challenges of our time.Read More »
Entries filed under 'Caring for the Planet'
As a company that promotes technology to overcome obstacles and create solutions, AT&T is always looking for ways to apply our capabilities in addressing challenges associated with environmental sustainability.
That is reflected in our goal to enable carbon savings 10x the footprint of our own operations by 2025. It is also seen in our efforts to use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to enable greater water management and even help with the creation of more environmentally efficient Smart Cities.Read More »
Implementing sustainability across one large company is substantial feat on its own. Yet for AT&T, we are not just working on sustainability at our own company but trying to embed sustainable business practices at hundreds of companies all at the same time. That is part of what it means to work on supply chain sustainability, from setting a goal to reduce our customers’ emissions 10x our own footprint, to setting goals to reduce energy intensity at our operations, to working with our suppliers to ensure they are living up to the standards we have set for ourselves.Read More »
I recently had the privilege and opportunity to represent AT&T at the Sustainable Brands 2016 conference in gorgeous San Diego. The conference brings together top brands that fill 4 days with extraordinary conversation and insight to inspire and activate business success toward a sustainable future.Read More »
Our suppliers play an important role in sustainable operations. Since 2011, we’ve awarded vendors who excel in responsible business practices.Read More »
Right now, on this day, at this point in time, connections are being made like never before. From people to cities to farms to everything in between, technology weaves through our connected world to bring us closer together, make us smarter… and help us solve some of the earth’s biggest environmental challenges.Read More »
Awards Recognize Leadership in Protecting the Environment and Promoting Energy Efficiency
DALLAS, March 28, 2016 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T* family, received the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
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The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.Read More »
We are working to improve the sustainability of our prepaid phone packaging throughout its entire life cycle. We focus on reducing the amount of material used, utilizing materials from renewable sources, increasing recycled content and end-of-life recyclability, and improving the efficiency for transporting the packages.Read More »