BT sustainability report highlights waste and energy cuts
BT's latest sustainability report released today (26 May) highlights its achievements in waste reduction and energy efficiency over the past year.
The company reduced the amount of waste it sent to landfill by 69% following a switch to using a specialist recycling company, and reduced energy use by 2.5% despite increasing demand.
It also cut CO2e emissions by 759 kilotonnes - equivalent to a 59% reduction in carbon intensity (CO2e/ value added) from 1997 base year.
Other initiatives saw the launch of a new procurement standard to encourage low carbon innovation among its suppliers and a new energy efficient Home Hub wireless router that uses a third less power.
The company says that in the last year it has added "being a responsible and sustainable business leader" to its strategic priorities. This is BT's 10th annual combined social and environmental report.