Connecting to good is a daily commitment, and so is tracking and measuring our progress. Instead of a traditional sustainability report, we update data periodically across our issue briefs and post new stories on our blog each week. Our Annual Sustainability Update supplements this year-round effort with annual updates and milestones.

2015 Annual Update

Connectivity — fast, secure and mobile — is the engine powering our economy. Increasingly, it is also helping create a better, more sustainable world — with connected cars and homes, smarter and more resilient energy grids and tools that help cities manage traffic to reduce pollution.


Letter from our Chairman and CEO

AT&T Annual Sustainability Update

DIRECTV Corporate Responsibility Highlights

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Progress Toward 2025 Goals

By 2025, some experts say there will be hundreds of billions of connected devices measuring, analyzing and networking to give us more information than ever before. The possibilities are endless and we want to seize them.

Focused on our vision — Connect to Good — we have established a 10-year roadmap of goals and targets to serve as milestones for this journey.

View our 2020/2025 Goals Progress >

Our 2025 Network and Our Customers Goal

Enable carbon savings 10X the footprint of our operations

Our 2025 Supply Chain Goal

Collaborate to transform 
the environmental and social impact of technology supply chains

Our 2025 Communities Goal

Team up with stakeholders
 to close the skills gap, by increasing the number of Americans with post-secondary degrees to 60%

Our top-line goals are broken into two timeframes — 2020 and 2025 — to provide a midway check-in, with supporting targets to show our work along the way.

More than 7.5 million pledges to keep eyes on the road and not on the phone through the It Can Wait® campaign as of December 2015

Approximately 7.3 million cell phones reused or recycled through AT&T

More than 5.4 million employee and retiree volunteer hours

Issue Briefs

Our collection of issue briefs cover data and information on all of our sustainability-related topics. We update our issue brief library annually, if not more frequently.


Improving the lives of customers, employees and suppliers. Find topics like Promoting Safety and Workforce Diversity.


Transforming the way we and our customers conserve natural resources. Find topics like Engaging our Supply Chain and Water Management.


Strengthening communities with the power of innovation, investment and our people. Find topics like Supporting Education: AT&T Aspire and Engaging Employees in their Communities.

Our issue briefs provide a summary of key topics. Download all issue briefs for a comprehensive overview, or use our issue brief builder to generate a customized PDF download with your selected topics.

Go Deeper


Materiality Assessment

Read about how we engage stakeholders to identify the topics most relevant to our business success and see how topics are prioritized

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Value Chain Map

See how our network — customers, employees, supply chain and communities — are interconnected

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FAQs and Policies

Find more information about the policies that govern our work, and answers to frequently asked questions

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CDP Climate Change Response

We’ve submitted disclosure to CDP since 2005. View our most recent response to CDP’s Climate Change survey

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