Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BT Reduced Energy Consumption by 3.3% in Last Year

BT published its annual Better Future sustainability report, promising to use the power of communication to improve lives, ways of doing business and to make its overall impact on society a positive one.

Some highlights of the report:
  • BT invested £27 million in 2012/13 to support its commitment to being a responsible and sustainable business.  There are three focus areas - Connected Society, Net Good and Improving Lives – each with its own vision and an ambitious goal to achieve by the end of 2020.
  • BT's 2020 goal is that more than nine out of ten people in the UK will have access to fibre-based products and services.
  • BT's investment alongside 19 partnership investment projects has accelerated UK fibre broadband rollout to around 15 million premises already.
  • BT's Connecting Africa initiative is providing internet services via satellite to 20 locations, creating access to information and critical services for up to 700,000 people.
  • BT's 2020 goal is to help customers reduce carbon emissions by at least three times the end to end carbon impact of its business.
  • BT has achieved its target of hitting an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions three years ahead of deadline despite increased volume.
  • BT reduced its energy consumption in 2012/13 by 3.3%, saving the business £33m annually.
  • BT's 2020 goal is to use BT's skills and technology to help generate more than £1bn for good causes. 
"Our Better Future programme signals BT's evolution to a new model in which every part of the business and every employee has a role to play in realising our visions and achieving our goals to create a better business with a better future. It's a long-term commitment, focusing on what we do best – bring together our networks and our technology with the expertise of our people to make a better world. Using the power of communications, we can benefit our customers, our bottom-line and the communities we operate in," Niall Dunne, stated Chief Sustainability Officer.


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