Sustainability – let's get there together

BT’s plan for a cleaner future is collaborative, always-on and driven by digital. Are you in?

BT’s plan for a cleaner future is collaborative, always-on and driven by digital. Are you in?

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“What can we do?”

No sustainability question matters more. We don’t have all the answers – but we know that by joining customers and suppliers on the shared journey to net zero, we’ll all get there faster. 

So, what is BT Enterprise doing to reduce our impact on the planet, what have we done already, and what’s next? 

The BT Manifesto

We’ll succeed by helping solve the problems faced by customers and societies – creating products and services that directly address them in a responsible, inclusive and sustainable way.
Philip JansenChief Executive, BT Group

Net zero by 2031

In 2021, we shaved 15 years off our pathway to net zero for our own operations – we’ll now hit our target by March 2031.

 

We also set a net zero target of March 2041 for our supplier and customer emissions – a journey we’ll join them on each step of the way.

 

These pledges build on our work so far. Since 2016/17 we’ve reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions (the ones we’re directly responsible for) by 55% in the last 5 years by:

 

  • Using 100% renewable electricity 
  • Using more electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Decarbonising our buildings
  • Cutting supplier and scope 3 carbon emissions by 28% 
  • Supporting SMEs to set their own net zero targets through the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative enabling businesses to build resilience for the future

In 2021, we shaved 15 years off our pathway to net zero for our own operations – we’ll now hit our target by March 2031.

 

We also set a net zero target of March 2041 for our supplier and customer emissions – a journey we’ll join them on each step of the way.

 

These pledges build on our work so far. Since 2016/17 we’ve reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions (the ones we’re directly responsible for) by 55% in the last 5 years by:

 

  • Using 100% renewable electricity 
  • Using more electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Decarbonising our buildings
  • Cutting supplier and scope 3 carbon emissions by 28% 
  • Supporting SMEs to set their own net zero targets through the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative enabling businesses to build resilience for the future
Visit the SME Climate Hub

Outside the box: Our Green Tech Innovation platform

In partnership with Plug and Play, we also scout and then work with ambitious tech scale-up partners to find breakthroughs that speed up the race to net zero.

Proudly leading the way

It’s been a very exciting year for us – we hope that by leading by example we can inspire others to take action. It’s within our hands to catalyse carbon reduction throughout all sectors of the economy.
Gabrielle GinérHead of Environmental Sustainability, BT

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