External Recognition

Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability

World’s Most Admired Companies, Top 50 (2009–2010, 2012, 2014-2015)

AT&T continues to remain on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 list. In 2015, the company was recognized as the No. 1 telecommunications company, which included first-place rankings on innovation, social responsibility and people management for the sector.

PR News CSR Award for Best Blog (2015) 

PR News annually recognizes companies for their work in CSR. People | Planet | Possibilities was recognized as the best corporate CSR blog.

CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List (2011-2015)

This corporate citizenship ranking recognizes top corporate citizens based on publicly available environmental, social and governance data. In 2015, AT&T ranked 16th on CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. 

Euronext Vigeo (2013-2015)

AT&T is included on the Euronext Vigeo World 120 and Euronext Vigeo US 50 indices. These indices distinguish companies achieving the most advanced environmental, social and governance performance. 

FTSE4Good Index (2010-2015)

AT&T continues to be a member company of the FTSE4Good Index. As institutional investors around the world put increasing focus on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of the companies they invest in, ESG risk measures are an increasingly important part of the investment process.

Calvert Social Index Fund (2012-2014)

AT&T remains in the Top 10 Holdings of the Calvert Social Index Fund, which tracks corporate sustainability progress as well as financial indicators. 

Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register (2012-2014)

The Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register is one of the oldest socially responsible investing organizations. 

Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index (inception-2014)

AT&T ranked 22 of 100 on the U.S. list, and increased its listing to 53rd on the global Leaders and Benchmark Indices.

Governors Highway Safety Association Achievement Award (2014)

AT&T received the 2014 Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding highway safety accomplishments in 2013 for theIt Can Wait movement against texting while driving.

Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (2010, 2012-13)

CDP's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index includes companies that have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. AT&T has submitted disclosure to CDP since 2005, and our most recent response is available here.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (2010-2013)

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America is based on a rigorous analysis of corporate, economic, environmental and social performance. The index tracks the performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 biggest North American companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.

Diversity and Workforce

Please visit the Diversity and Talent Development Awards and Recognition page.

Supplier Diversity

Please visit Global Supplier Diversity Awards.

Philanthropy and Volunteerism

Presidential Volunteer Service Award (2007-2014)

In 2014, more than 4,000 AT&T employees received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the highest award recognizing employee volunteerism. A record number of employees volunteered more than 100 hours in 2013! We are proud of our employees’ commitment to service.

The Civic 50 (2012-2013)

The Civic 50 identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. AT&T was recognized as the No. 1 most community-minded company in the communications category. - See more at: http://about.att.com/newsroom/recognized_as_an_industry_leader_by_the_civic_50_dec.html#sthash.oOcWvTwh.dpuf

The Civic 50 identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. AT&T was recognized as the No. 1 most community-minded company in the communications category in 2013, and  earned the number three spot in this inaugural list of America’s most community-minded companies in 2012.

PR News CSR Award for Workplace Innovation (2013)

AT&T received the award for our Do One Thing (DOT) initiative, a companywide effort where employees voluntarily commit to regular, measurable actions that are good for themselves, their communities and the company. 

United Way Spirit of the Bay Award (2012)

Each year, United Way's Spirit of the Bay Award recognizes two Bay Area employers that exceed all others in community involvement through their partnership with United Way.


We collaborate with a variety of organizations to promote sustainability across our business and in the communities we serve. Memberships include, but are not limited to:

  • Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions
  • BSR
  • CDP
  • The Conference Board
  • Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy
  • Corporate Eco Forum
  • Corporate Responsibility Officer
  • Department of Energy's Better Plants, Better Buildings Program (formerly the Save Energy Now LEADER® initiative)

  • Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign
  • ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign
  • ENERGY STAR Partner
  • EPA Green Power Partnership (For Austin, Texas Facilities)
  • EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
  • Global e-Sustainability Initiative
  • Global Reporting Initiative Organizational Stakeholder
  • The Green Grid
  • Telecommunications Industry Dialogue