Submitted by AT&T Inc.
DALLAS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced the release of its 2007/2008 Citizenship and Sustainability Report, "Connecting for a Sustainable Future." The report highlights the deliberate steps AT&T has taken to better align citizenship and sustainability initiatives with its business and long-term growth strategies. The report also features three areas in which AT&T is intensifying its focus: reducing the environmental impact of its operations, helping customers find ways to reduce their impact through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services and applying innovation and technology to help address society's needs.
"AT&T takes our commitment to the community very seriously," said Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T. "This includes our sustainability initiatives, which take into account the impact our company has on the environment. It's one of the many ways we continuously strive to be a solid corporate citizen."
AT&T has worked hard to be a good corporate citizen in the communities it serves for more than 125 years. AT&T is committed to strengthening its approach to citizenship and sustainability internally and to increased transparency in communicating its performance externally.
"Since our last report, we've taken concrete steps to further define and establish measurements for our performance," said Charlene Lake, vice president of Public Affairs, Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability.
Some of the significant steps AT&T has taken to better integrate citizenship and sustainability initiatives with its business, culture and long-term growth strategies include:
Other highlights from the report include:
"The efforts detailed in this report reflect the new AT&T," said Lake. "We're making progress every day, but we know we have much more to do. That's why we view this as a journey and an opportunity to continuously strengthen our approach, our initiatives and our reporting."
Download the full version of "Connecting for a Sustainable Future" online at http://www.att.com/csr. An executive summary is also available online.
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