Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility
2020 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Inclusion Index (CII)
AT&T was ranked as an HACR CII 5 star company in the areas of employment, procurement and philanthropy. This is part of a comprehensive survey that began in 2009 to evaluate Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America, led by the HACR Research Institute.
2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index (DBP)
This index helps organizations understand gaps in demographic representation and measures which companies are driving internal change through D&I solutions.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America (2010-2013, 2017-2020)
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America is based on a rigorous analysis of long-term environmental, social and economic criteria. Only firms that lead their industry based on this annual assessment are selected for inclusion.
JUST Capital – JUST 100 (2016-2021)
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 ranked #1 in telecoms and #8 overall in 2021.
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies (2019)
AT&T was ranked #100 among Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies. This ranking is based on demonstrated responsibility in 5 key stakeholder categories: shareholders, employees, customers, community and planet.
Business Intelligence Group Green Company of the Year Award (2018)
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 2018 Green Company of the Year award for our commitment to renewable energy investments and energy-savings projects across our business.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (2018-2020)
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), and we were proud to again be recognized in 2020. The index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.
Calvert U.S. Large Cap Core Responsible Index Fund (2012-2014, 2017-2020)
AT&T is a constituent of the Calvert U.S. Large Cap Core Responsible Index Fund, which tracks corporate sustainability progress as well as financial indicators.
CDP Climate Change Leadership Tier (FY 2016-2019)
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 fiscal year climate change information to CDP since 2005 -- and in from2016 through 2019, earned an A-, scoring in the “Leadership Tier.” AT&T’s most recent CDP Climate Change response is available here.
100 Best Corporate Citizens List (2011-2020)
This corporate citizenship ranking recognizes top corporate citizens based on publicly available environmental, social and governance data.
Corporate Secretary Magazine Corporate Governance Award, Best ESG Reporting (2019)
Corporate Secretary Magazine’s Corporate Governance Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the governance, risk and compliance fields.
Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards
Our sustainable storytelling initiatives have been recognized by the Environmental Media Association (EMA), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental progress in the entertainment industry. The EMA acknowledged these efforts in 2019 with 19 EMA Gold Seals and 29 EMA Green Seals for progress in sustainable production and 4 EMA Award nominations, including 2 wins, for environmental messaging in content.
Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies (2019-2020)
Ethisphere honors companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world and work to maximize their impact wherever possible.
Euronext Vigeo (2013-2020)
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.
Financial Times, Agenda – 10 Most Transparent S&P 500 Companies on ESG (2019)
AT&T was named among the 10 most transparent S&P 500 companies for ESG reporting. The ranking measures how companies set, publish and describe progress toward sustainability goals.
Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017-2020)
Since 2017, the company has been recognized as the No. 1 telecommunications company, based on factors such as innovation, social responsibility and human capital management.
FTSE4Good Index (2010-2019)
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.
S&P 500 ESG Index
AT&T is listed as a constituent of the S&P 500 ESG Index.
NASDAQ CRD Global Sustainability Index (2015-2020)
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.
Points of Light, The Civic 50 (2012-2020)
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.
We collaborate with a variety of organizations to promote sustainability across our business and in the communities we serve. Collaboration and memberships include, but are not limited to:
- Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
- The Conference Board
- Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy
- Corporate Eco Forum
- Corporate Renewable Energy Buyer’s Principles
- 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
- EPA Green Power Partnership (For Austin, Texas Facilities)
- EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
- Freedom Online Coalition
- Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
- Global Reporting Initiative Organizational Stakeholder
- The Green Grid
- Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
- Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC)
- The Oasis Institute
- Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)
- Tech Against Trafficking
- TIA-QuEST Forum
- United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
- U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Labratory
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
In fostering diversity and inclusion, AT&T has created a better business environment, one that makes the company an employer of choice, a preferred business partner and an important contributor to the community.
- #1, Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2019)
- #1, Top 10 Companies for Talent Acquisition (2019)
- #1, Top 10 Companies for Mentoring (2019)
- Hall of Fame (2020)
Great Place to Work
Best Workplaces for Diversity (2019)
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Corporate Inclusion Index (2019)
Human Rights Campaign
Corporate Equality Index (2019)
National Organization on Disability
Leading Disability Employer (2019)
AT&T selected as one of the 2016 Top 50 Workplaces in STEM for Native Professionals for Winds of Change. Focus is on Native American Students (2016)
Best for Vets Employers by Military Times (2016)
Asia Society selected AT&T for the following 2016 Asian Pacific Americans (APA) Employer Awards and Best Practices(2016):
2016 Best Employer for Promoting Asian Pacific American Women
2016 Employer for Asian Pacific Americans Employee Resource Groups—Category: Distinguished Performance
2016 Best Practices Company
- Asian Pacific American ERGs (Best In Class)
- Profit & Loss Leadership Development
- Promoting Asian Pacific American Women
- Market Opportunities
Black EOE Journal: 2016 Top Diversity Employer (2016)
100% Disability Equality Index: AT&T has scored a 100 on the Disability Equality Index and is one of the “2020 Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities". (2020)
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) recognized AT&T as one of the inaugural 2016 Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion (2016).
2016 Women in Business Awards: Jennifer Biry has been recognized as one of the most influential women in business in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.
The 2016 Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity – AT&T placed at No. 4 on Diversity Inc.’s 2016 list of top companies for diversity. AT&T focuses on what it calls four pillars of diversity: employees, community, marketing and suppliers. (2016)
Affinity Inc. Magazine: AT&T is recognized as one of the Top Corporations for LGBT Equality. (2015)
Military Officers Association of America: AT&T is named for the 2015 Distinguished Award. (2015)
Careers & The Disabled Magazine: Top 50 Employers #3 overall. (2015)
Disability Matters: AT&T is named Disability Matters Honoree in the Marketplace. (2015)
Racing Toward Diversity Magazine: AT&T is ranked #3 as Top 25 Public Company Diversity & Inclusion Leaders. (2015)
Latina Style: AT&T ranked #3 on the Latina Style 50 and HACEMOS was named Employee Resource Group of the Year. (2014)
Forbes: AT&T is named Top 5 of the 20 Happiest Companies for Young Professionals. (2014)
DiversityInc: Top 50 Companies for Diversity #10 overall (and #1 for Supplier Diversity). (2014)
Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award: AT&T was one of only 15 companies — of 2,800 applicants — to receive this award, which recognized companies for their "Exceptional support of employees who serve the nation in the National Guard and reserve." (2014)
U.S. Veterans Magazine: AT&T was recognized as being one of the Top Veteran-Friendly companies and having one of the Top Supplier Diversity Programs. (2014)
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The AT&T Whitacre Award recognizes service heroes within the organization.
Get an inside look at AT&T's Whitacre award winners, including Kevin Mills, a power technician who took on Winter Storm Goliath in 50 mile-per-hour winds, as well as two California managers, Shane Edmonston and Chris Pankonin, who took on the Erskine Fire at Lake Isabella in California.