AT&T Ranked Among Top Companies for Corporate Sustainability Leadership
AT&T makes CDP’s A list; qualifies as a constituent of the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index
What’s the news? AT&T* has been recognized by top ESG ratings CDP and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for leadership in corporate sustainability. The company uses these external rankings as a tool to assess, benchmark and disclose performance on critical environmental, social and governance issues.
“We are proud and motivated to be recognized by CDP and S&P Dow Jones Indices,” said Charlene Lake, chief sustainability officer and SVP-Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG at AT&T. “These rankings are an important part of our transparency and commitment to stakeholders. We are working hard toward achieving net zero emissions, eliminating 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions for our business customers and a suite of other ESG goals. These scores indicate that we’re on the right path.”
Why is this important? CDP, widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency, placed AT&T on its annual A list. This score is based on a detailed, independent methodology that assesses the comprehensiveness of disclosure, management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices. It places AT&T among the 283 companies leading the way to cut emissions and mitigate climate risk out of nearly 15,000 companies rated. In previous years, AT&T has scored an A- on CDP. This upgrade in 2022 reflects the company’s continuous improvement and ongoing dedication to minimizing its environmental footprint and meeting the challenges of climate change.
AT&T was also named to the DJSI North America Index for the sixth consecutive year. Launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark, DJSI’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is a rigorous evaluation of long-term environmental, social and economic criteria. This year, more than 10,000 publicly traded companies were invited to participate in the CSA. Only companies that lead their industry based on this annual assessment are selected for inclusion on the DJSI.