2025 Goals

By 2025, some experts say there will be more than 1 trillion connected devices measuring, analyzing and networking to give us more information than ever before. The possibilities are endless and we want to seize them.

Focused on our vision — Connect to Good — we have established a 10-year roadmap of goals and targets to serve as milestones for this journey.

  • Our Network & Our Customers
  • Our Supply Chain
  • Our Communities

2020 Goal

We will continue to drive reductions in emissions and increases in resource efficiency and alternative energy deployment.

We will enable AT&T customers to lead more sustainable lives by expanding access to technology, further integrating sustainability solutions into products, and measuring the impacts.

2025 Goal

We will enable carbon savings 10x the footprint of our operations by enhancing the efficiency of our network and delivering sustainable customer solutions.

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2020 Goal

We will lead our supply chain to improve its social and environmental impacts by integrating sustainability performance metrics into our sourcing decisions for 80% of our spend.

2025 Goal

We will work with our industry peers to develop and promote adoption of sustainability metrics that will transform the environmental and social impact of technology supply chains.

Learn more about our supply chain goals >

2020 Goal

We will invest resources, develop initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to increase the U.S. high school graduation rate to 90%.

2025 Goal

We will invest resources, develop initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to close the skills gap, by increasing the number of Americans with high-quality, post-secondary degrees or credentials to 60%.

Learn more about our communities goals >

Our Network and Our Customers

Technology plays a critical role in the transition to the low-carbon economy, better managing resource use, increasing business resiliency and improving daily lives. We are leveraging our technology to do just this.

Studies, like Global e-Sustainability Initiative’s SMARTer2030 report, show that information and communications technology can dramatically reduce carbon emissions, increase business opportunities, and promote access to services such as health care and education.

2025 Goal

AT&T will enable carbon savings 10x the footprint of our operations by enhancing the efficiency of our network and delivering sustainable customer solutions.

2020 Goal

We will continue to drive reductions in emissions and increases in resource efficiency and alternative energy deployment.

We will enable AT&T customers to lead more sustainable lives by expanding access to technology, further integrating sustainability solutions into products, and measuring the impacts.

Some of our targets include:

  • Reduce our Scope 1 emissions by 20% by 2020 (baseline 2008).
  • Develop and deploy robust methodology to understand AT&T’s network impacts to society.

Our Supply Chain

Our suppliers are vital to our business success, as well as to our social and environmental efforts.

We spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year with hundreds of companies. Given this reach, we know our supply chain is an area with extraordinary opportunity to improve business performance, reduce our environmental impact and positively influence social equality.

2025 Goal

We will work with our industry peers to develop and promote adoption of sustainability metrics that will transform the environmental and social impact of technology supply chains.

2020 Goal

We will lead our supply chain to improve its social and environmental impacts by integrating sustainability performance metrics into our sourcing decisions for 80% of our spend.

Some of our targets include:

  • Establish clear industry sustainability metrics and promote their use in sourcing, and develop and follow an industry roadmap for truly sustainable performance.
  • By the end of 2018, incorporate sustainability-oriented standards or analyses into our sourcing decisions with strategic suppliers.

Our Communities

We are committed to helping students complete high school and prepare them for future careers. It’s vital for our communities and for our company.

At AT&T, supporting education has been a priority for more than a century. Now, we’re adopting broader external benchmarks on high school graduation and career readiness as our corporate goals. For all the dollars, hours and expertise invested, success will be clear when nine out of 10 U.S. students graduate from high school, and when more workers are coming to their jobs prepared with the skills they need to flourish.

2025 Goal

We will invest resources, develop initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to close the skills gap, by increasing the number of Americans with high-quality, post-secondary degrees or credentials to 60%.

2020 Goal

We will invest resources, develop initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to increase the U.S. high school graduation rate to 90%.

Some of our targets include:

  • Invest an additional $250 million by 2017 to drive innovation in education, support effective local programs and create collective impact.
  • Engage students at risk of dropping out of high school with 1 million hours of mentoring with AT&T employees by the end of 2016.

Goals Archive

In addition to knowing where we are and where we’ve been, it’s important to know where we’re going. Setting goals helps us get there.

To learn more about our 2020/2025 Connect to Good goals, view A Roadmap to 2025. Check out our latest Progress Towards Goals here.

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For a look at our past goals, view our progress toward goals:

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For a full list of goals and targets, please download A Roadmap to 2025.

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