In the 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report, launched Monday (June 25), the company makes the case for how it is committed to improving our world and empowering consumers to do the same.
The report emphasizes the ways in which AT&T's employees, networks and customers are working toward creating a more sustainable future. Key report highlights include:
• Forty-two million dollars in annualized energy savings through more than 4,500 energy efficiency projects.
• A fulfilled $100 million commitment to AT&T's Aspire education initiative, with the groundwork laid for an expanded $250 million commitment planned over five years, announced in 2012.
• Beginning the transition of AT&T-branded accessory packaging to a plastic comprised of up to 30 percent plant-based materials.
As a testament to AT&T's commitment to connecting customers and communities through sustainability, the company launched a first-of-its-kind interactive report that empowers consumers to engage, share, and at the same time, generate a donation to a community-improving nonprofit of their choice.
In Tennessee, the following was accomplished:
• Through our energy management program, we realized more than 8.1 million k in annualized energy savings.
• Employees and retirees donated 234,000 hours of personal time to community outreach activities — worth more than $5.1 million.*
• More than $10 million contributed through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs in our state from 2008 through 2011.
• AT&T invested nearly $1.3 billion in building out infrastructure in Tennessee from 2009 through 2011.
The report, which is hosted online at www.att.com/sustainabilityreport, enables visitors to explore an interactive "city" that is populated by narratives showcasing the ways people are using AT&T products and services to operate more sustainably. It also highlights work the company is doing to improve communities across the world.