External Recognition

Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America (2010-2013, 2017-2018)

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America is based on a rigorous analysis of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends. Only firms that lead their industry based on this annual assessment are selected for inclusion.

JUST Capital – JUST 100 (2016-2018)

The JUST 100 ranking is based on data from participant surveys and feedback from >50k members of the public about ethical business practices. AT&T was the #1 telecom in 2016 - 2018 and the #13 overall company in 2018.

Business Intelligence Group Sustainability Award (2017) 

The awards are judged by a panel of business leaders and honor companies who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. AT&T won the 2017 Sustainability Initiative of the Year for our 10x Carbon Reduction Program.

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (2018)

AT&T was one of over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions named to the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award (2015-2017); Product Brand Owner Award (2013-2014)

DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the EPA each year since 2013. The Sustained Excellence award recognizes our continued leadership in environmental protection through superior energy efficiency achievements.

World’s Most Admired Companies, Top 50 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017-2018)

AT&T continues to remain on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 list. In 2017 and 2018, 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.

CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List (2011-2018)

This corporate citizenship ranking recognizes top corporate citizens based on publicly available environmental, social and governance data. 

Newsweek Green Rankings (2015-2018)

The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. In 2016, AT&T was ranked the #1 diversified telecom company. 

Euronext Vigeo (2013-2018)

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

FTSE4Good Index (2010-2018)

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. AT&T is ranked the #1 telecom.

S&P Indices (2015-2018)

AT&T is listed as a top 10 constituent of the S&P 500 Environmental & Socially Responsible Index and the S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Index. The S&P 500 Environmental & Socially Responsible Index measures the performance of securities from the S&P 500 that meet particular environmental and social sustainability criteria, while the S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Index measures a company’s performance as it relates to their level of carbon emissions.

Carbon Disclosure Project (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015-2017)

AT&T has been a leader on CDP's Carbon Disclosure program for many years. The CDP Climate Change program recognizes companies that have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. AT&T has disclosed climate change information to CDP since 2005, and in both 2016 and 2017, AT&T earned an A-, placing them in the “Leadership Tier.” Our most recent response is available here.

NASDAQ CRD Global Sustainability Index (2015-2017)

The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index is designed to track the performance of companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting. These companies have voluntarily disclosed their carbon footprint, energy usage, water consumption, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, employee safety, workforce diversity, management composition and community investing. In 2017, AT&T was ranked #40/401.

Calvert U.S. Large Cap Core Responsible Index Fund (2012-2014, 2017)

AT&T was listed to the Top 10 Holdings of the Calvert U.S. Large Cap Core Responsible Index Fund, which tracks corporate sustainability progress as well as financial indicators. 

Verisk Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index (2009-2014, 2017)

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

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 (2012-2018)

An initiative of Points of Light, The Civic 50 recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States each year as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. AT&T has been the telecommunications sector lead four times: 2018, 2017, 2015/16 and 2013.

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

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