1 2021 Energy Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions data is inclusive of all operations (DIRECTV, Vrio, Xandr and WarnerMedia).
2 Electricity is a subset of total energy. Electrical energy represents approximately 82% of total AT&T energy consumption globally. Other forms of energy include steam, chilled water and all types of fuel use.
3 Electricity use is the numerator and is a proxy for total energy use. Total number of subscribers including North America wireless, wireline voice and domestic broadband subscribers, as identified in our fiscal year 2021 Form 10-K is the denominator and is a proxy for our production.
4 Data does not include AT&T operations in Latin America or WarnerMedia, except that 2020–2021 data includes select Warner Bros. locations. DIRECTV data is included through July 31, 2021.
5 These incidents are employee injuries and illnesses that are required to be documented on the OSHA 300 log.
6 These incidents are employee injuries and illnesses that are required to be promptly reported directly to OSHA.
7 These employee health/safety regulatory incidents include government inspections and other agency inquiries requiring a response (e.g., inquiries via phone, fax or mail).
8 All spills were addressed promptly and cleaned up in accordance with regulatory requirements. Number of incidents converted to long-term remediation events – 2017: 7 incidents, 2018: 2 incidents, 2019: 3 incidents, 2020: 1 incident, 2021: 0 incidents.
9 Carbon footprint does not include supplier emissions.
10 Intensity metrics relative to our total number of subscribers (North America wireless, wireline voice and domestic broadband subscribers) as identified in our fiscal year 2021 Form 10-K.
11 Consumer devices include mobility devices, broadband devices, home security devices, and DIRECTV and U-verse set top boxes. Set top boxes are included through July 2021.
12 Consumer device recycling and reuse and product take-back data cover AT&T Inc. U.S. operations only. DIRECTV data is included for 2021 only, through July 2021.
13 Inclusive of AT&T Communications and DIRECTV.
14 Please note that waste data may not be complete due to the challenge f getting all business unit (BU) direct vendor hires to upload final shipping documents to the central waste tracking system. Our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) team is continually working with BUs to ensure vendors submit all final shipping documents to the central tracking system for reporting.
15 2019–2021 data inclusive of AT&T Communications and select WarnerMedia and Xandr locations. DIRECTV is also included in all data through the end of 2021. Vrio data is not included.
16 2017–2018 data for waste generation and management represent all waste accounted for through AT&T Inc.’s domestic U.S. general solid waste, investment recovery and hazardous waste programs. The 2019–2021 data for waste generation and management represent all waste accounted for through AT&T Inc.’s domestic U.S. general solid waste, investment recovery, e-waste, furniture recycling, paper shredding, pallet recycling and regulated (hazardous and nonhazardous) waste programs, unless otherwise noted.
17 Due to improved reporting, total nonhazardous waste composted and reused is included in distinct categories for the first time in 2020.
18 This category does not include WarnerMedia donations to local community partners as donated materials are tracked by number of pieces donated, not weight.
19 This category represents nonhazardous waste for which data on the management method was unavailable. AT&T is continually updating the vendor submittal process to integrate enhanced waste reporting metrics into contracts.
20 Percentages are calculated as percent of total domestic hazardous waste.
21 This category consists of hazardous waste for which the waste management vendors did not report the final disposal method, primarily because they were consolidated with wastes from other companies at the treatment, storage and disposal facilities prior to final disposition. Our EHS Waste team is continually working with those vendors to more accurately report the final disposition of all AT&T hazardous waste.
22 2017–2018 data inclusive of AT&T Communications, U.S. operations. 2019–2021 data inclusive of AT&T Communications and WarnerMedia’s U.S. operations. DIRECTV and Vrio data are not included.
23 2017–2021 data does not include water consumption from AT&T sites that use well water, as well water consumption metrics are not tracked. Fewer than 0.03% of AT&T’s sites use well water.
24 This figure is equivalent to our water use for domestic operations, freshwater consumption and withdrawals from municipal sources.
25 Water consumption increased in 2021 compared to 2020 due to employees returning to the office and several water main breaks.