AT&T Communications provides more than 100 million U.S. consumers with communications experiences across mobile and broadband. AT&T also serves nearly all the Fortune 1000 -- with high speed, highly secure connectivity, and smart solutions. AT&T has set science-based targets to reduce the company's GHG emissions in line with the international consensus on limiting global temperature increases. Additionally, they have announced a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 across their entire global operations.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
63% GHG reduction by 2030
20% reduction in energy intensity
AT&T IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge|
AT&T has made two commitments as a participant in the Better Climate Challenge:
1. They have pledged to reduce their absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 63% by 2030 (against a 2015 baseline) - aligning with a 1.5°C pathway
2. A 20% intensity reduction in data transferred by mWh
AT&T plans to accomplish these goals by focusing on the following key initiatives.
Implementing energy efficiency efforts: Each year, AT&T implements thousands of energy efficiency projects across its network and operations, bringing down electricity use and reducing costs. Since 2010, they have implemented more than 151,000 energy efficiency projects, resulting in annualized energy savings of nearly 8.1 billion kWh and cost savings of $735.5 million
Supporting the renewable energy marketplace: By entering into power purchase agreements with renewable energy developers, AT&T reduces its emissions footprint, hedges against rising energy costs, and helps add more clean electricity to the U.S. power grid. They are one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the United States and have been recognized on the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership list, ranking 6th in annual renewable energy use in the United States.
Transitioning to a low-emissions fleet: AT&T will continue to bring down emissions from its operational fleet. They have an ongoing effort to implement more efficient technologies and are beginning their transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs). AT&T expects to continue transitioning to EVs over the next 10 years and is in the process of laying the groundwork for utility upgrades and site-make-ready efforts, as well as increasing the procurement of electric vehicle supply equipment and EVs.
AT&T received a 2023 Better Practice Award for an Energy and Building Management Solutions (EBMS) that uses Internet of Things technology to gather and centrally manage over 240 million performance data points each day from equipment across over 1,000 facilities, enabling an average of 8-10% savings in operating expenses since 2012.
AT&T is recognized as one of the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to businesses. The company also has the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network and the largest international coverage of any U.S. wireless carrier, offering the most phones that work in the most countries.
AT&T achieved their initial energy intensity reduction goal in 2013
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|63%Reduction by 2030|
Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 63% from a 2015 baseline by 2030. Between 2015 and 2021, AT&T reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 37.2%.
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
20% energy intensity reduction in data transferred per mWh
|60%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
60% reduction in energy intensity from a 2008 baseline. Met goal in 2013.
|Goal Achieved||Energy Goals|
|60%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
60% reduction in energy intensity. Met goal in 2019.