For over a century, AT&T has been committed to using the power of our technology to make communities stronger.
As we expand into new global markets, this commitment is as strong as ever. In September 2015, 193 countries came together and agreed to take on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) – a framework of 17 goals aimed at reducing poverty, protecting our planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. These goals call upon all of us to do our part to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.
At AT&T, we believe that our focus on supporting people, planet and possibilities is aligned with the UN SDGs. Read below how we’re supporting the goals we align with.
Good Health and Well-Being
Target 6: By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
In Latin America and the United States, AT&T is committed to saving lives by raising awareness and sharing a simple message through our It Can Wait campaign: keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone.
Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
AT&T is driving innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond through our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, and through our international program ESCUELA+. We are leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure. Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources – including congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure. The challenges cities face can be overcome, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Climate change is global challenge that is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century.