Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. In the environmental space we aim to achieve this by:
- Reducing the impact of our operations, supply chain and customer solution
- Helping our customers reduce their own environmental impact
If we expect our customers, suppliers and partners to reduce their impact on the environment, we need to practice what we preach.
With this in mind, as part of BT we’ve set ourselves a new 2030 target for creating less waste, cutting carbon emissions and increasing fuel efficiency. To find out more about these targets and how we’re doing, have a look at our Delivering our Purpose report.
We also have a Safety and Sustainability policy, which you can download on the right. This policy ensures we work safely, protect the wellbeing of others and look after the environment too.
To help our customers reduce their environmental impact, we’ve improved our phone recycling offer.
The scheme has been a great success: since 2011, 447,394 phones have been recycled.
We continue to look to minimise the size of handset packaging. We've been successful in reducing the packaging of our latest mobile broadband devices, with a 27% reduction on our 4GEE WiFi Standard when compared to the previous version.