Deloitte and AT&T are working together to expand both organizations’ efforts to help reduce global emissions, the companies announced today.
Deloitte will participate in AT&T’s Connected Climate Initiative (CCI), a collaborative consisting of a diverse group of organizations that works on connectivity-based solutions designed to reduce greenhouse emissions by 1 gigaton by 2035.
Participating in CCI is Deloitte’s latest collaboration with AT&T. According to a press release, it “builds on a foundation of shared values, including a mutual commitment to sustainability”. Deloitte will collaborate with AT&T and other coalition participants on a selective basis to work toward the collective emissions reduction commitment.
AT&T is currently working with businesses, research universities and a mix of other organizations to deliver broadband-enabled climate solutions at global scale. Among AT&T’s plans to address global climate change are:
- Mitigating its own environmental impacts, including a goal to reach carbon neutrality across its operations by 2035.
- Enabling the transition to a net-zero economy using AT&T products and services, helping business customers to reduce their emissions.
- Building resilience against climate-related extreme weather events.
- Through the CCI, AT&T wants to help companies and other organizations expand their environmental sustainability efforts to make an even greater impact. CCI participants will combine complementary strengths and work together to help reduce global emissions.
“No company can address climate change alone. Collaboration is key to measuring and reducing emissions across global value chains,” said Shannon Thomas Carroll, AT&T AVP of global environmental sustainability, said in a prepared statement about the AT&T emission reduction efforts.
“As we work to cut the emissions footprint of AT&T’s operations, we want to use our core competency — connectivity — to help other businesses do the same. It’s great to have Deloitte join us in this effort, and I’m excited for the work that we’ll do together to help create a more environmentally sustainable future.”