We’ve been leading on climate action for more than 25 years. Now we’re going even further to help tackle the climate emergency and other environmental challenges.
BT has a long-standing track record on leading the way on corporate climate action. We achieved our first science-based target four years early – cutting the carbon intensity of our operations1 by 80% in 2016. Now we’re accelerating action to reduce our carbon intensity2 by a further 87% by 2030, in line with the latest science to keep global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. By 2045, we aim to be a net zero carbon emissions business.
Our focus on climate doesn’t begin and end with our own operations. We’re using our influence, technology and reach to inspire and enable wider action to tackle the climate emergency – by our customers, our suppliers, our industry and beyond.
We made £5.5bn of our revenue this year from products and services that helped customers avoid using c.13m tonnes of carbon. We’re partnering with suppliers to reduce their emissions and spur eco-innovation. And our stretching goals are helping to drive industry progress towards the UK Government’s new 2050 zero emissions target for the economy.
1 From 1996 levels, scopes 1, 2 and operational scope 3 emissions per unit of gross value added (calculated as EBITDA adjusted (before specific items) plus employee costs).
2 Scopes 1 and 2 emissions per unit of gross value added (calculated as EBITDA adjusted (before specific items) plus employee costs).