US telecoms giant AT&T commits to carbon-neutrality by 2035

The company will implement energy efficiency measures across its operations, expand its sustainable TV and film production and switch its fleet to hybrids

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US telecoms giant AT&T has committed to carbon-neutrality by 2035.

The company with media holdings including Time Warner, aims to achieve the net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions goal by focusing on six areas.

Energy-intensive network equipment will be replaced with energy-efficient hardware which will use less power and lower the firm’s carbon footprint.

Furthermore, AT&T will prioritise a switch to hybrid vehicles and optimise routes for its operations fleet.

It will also expand sustainable TV and film production for its subsidiary, WarnerMedia, enter into power purchase agreements with renewable energy developers and invest in carbon offsets.

In addition, the company plans to implement thousands of energy efficiency projects across its network and operations, bringing down electricity use and reducing costs.

John Stankey, AT&T Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our network is tested by climate change and natural disasters every year.

“We recognise the long term impact these commitments can have, and we owe it to the millions of customers who rely on our services to create the most resilient and sustainable business we can.”