AT&T Wisconsin: AT&T believes in smart economics for a more sustainable future

In honor of Earth Day, AT&T* would like to recognize and support all the ways we continue to support environmental sustainability. To showcase our commitment to the environment in which we live and work, AT&T is letting the facts speak for themselves.

Gas savings: AT&T’s use of compressed natural gas (CNG) has helped the company avoid the purchase of 1 million gallons of traditional petroleum fuel in 2010. AT&T hit this milestone as President Barack Obama announced the formation of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleets Partnership.

Alternative fuel vehicles: Two years ago, AT&T committed to spend up to $565 million in a 10-year initiative to purchase approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles through 2018, including spending up to $350 million to purchase up to 8,000 CNG vehicles. Staying true to its word, in November 2010, AT&T deployed its 2,000th CNG vehicle and recently added 101 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 CNG powered vans to its CNG fleet.

As part of this 10-year commitment, AT&T has deployed 80 hybrid and natural gas vehicles to its Wisconsin fleet. The company’s commitment was recently featured in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about Wisconsin businesses turning to natural gas as a vehicle fuel in greater numbers.

Energy savings: AT&T implemented 4,200 energy efficiency projects at AT&T facilities in 2010, resulting in $44 million in annualized energy savings.

Wireless recycling: AT&T continues to turn up the volume on our wireless recycling, an effort we estimate will help us bring in approximately 14 million phones for recycling between 2009 and the end of 2011.

Evergreen phone: AT&T announced the availability of the Samsung Evergreen, a quick messaging phone built with 70 percent recycled post-consumer plastics and packaging that utilizes 80 percent recycled post-consumer paper.

National solar initiative: AT&T announced the expansion of AT&T’s national solar initiative by enlisting SunEdison to complete a roof top solar power installation in San Diego.

Carbon Disclosure Project: AT&T announced its inclusion in Carbon Disclosure Project’s CDP Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The CDLI recognizes the top companies by category in the S&P 500 that provided the most comprehensive responses, in terms of depth and breadth of their answers.

Sustainability index: AT&T was added to the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America. One of the world’s largest most recognizable sustainability indexes, the DJSI North America is based on a rigorous analysis of corporate, economic, environmental and social performance.


Scott T. VanderSanden

President — AT&T Wisconsin