United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Communication on Progress Index

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AT&T has a longstanding commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, including human rights, fair labor practices, the environment and anti-corruption. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), AT&T supports the UNGC’s ten principles on these topics. We seek to apply these principles in the strategy and operations of our company, and our action on these topics is expressed throughout our reporting materials—including the CEO letter in our annual ESG Summary. The index below describes the location of relevant content in our reporting, and our Policies page lists foundational policies that govern our operating companies and put our values into action.

 

 

Human Rights

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1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

See our Human Rights, Our Corporate Governance and Responsible Supply Chain issue briefs.

2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

See our Human Rights, Our Corporate Governance, Safeguarding Children and Responsible Supply Chain issue briefs.

Labor Standards

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3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

See our Human Rights, Our Workforce and Responsible Supply Chain issue briefs.

4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

See our Responsible Supply Chain and Human Rights issue briefs.

5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.

See our Responsible Supply Chain, Safeguarding Children and Human Rights issue briefs.

6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

See our Responsible Supply Chain, Our Workforce and Human Rights issue briefs.

Environment

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7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

See our Environment, Health & Safety Compliance and Climate Change issue briefs.

8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

See our Environment, Health & Safety Compliance; Climate Change; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Energy Management; Product Life Cycle; Waste Management and Water Management issue briefs.

9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

See our Climate Change issue brief as well as our Carbon Neutral and Carbon Reduction Goal website.

Anti-Corruption

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10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

See our Responsible Supply Chain and Our Corporate Governance issue briefs.