AT&T has been changing the way people live, work and play for more than 140 years. It started with Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. Since then, our legacy of innovation has included the invention of the transistor – the building block of today’s digital world – as well as the solar cell, the communications satellite and machine learning. Throughout its history, AT&T has reinvented itself time and time again – including adding WarnerMedia to reshape the world of technology, media and telecommunications. Our two companies are no strangers to making history together. In the 1920s, AT&T built the technology to add sound to motion pictures, which Warner Bros. then used to create the first talking picture. For nearly 100 years, WarnerMedia and its family of companies have redefined how audiences around the world consume media and entertainment. It launched the first premium network in HBO and introduced the world’s first 24-hour all-news network in CNN. WarnerMedia continues to deliver popular content to global audiences from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists.

Purpose

We create connection – with each other, with what people need to thrive in their everyday lives and with the stories and experiences that matter.

John Stankey

CEO, AT&T

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Summary

Building on our established science-based targets, AT&T commits to be carbon neutral by 2035.

Activities & Initiatives

AT&T continually strives to reduce our energy intensity and GHG emissions, and to increase resiliency throughout our operations.

Measures & Targets

AT&T set a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. To guide our efforts toward our net-zero emissions goal, we committed to science-based targets to (1) reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 63% by 2030 (against 2015 baseline), aligning with a 1.5°C pathway; and (2) work to ensure 50% of our suppliers set their own science-based Scope 1 and Scope 2 targets by 2024.

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Summary

AT&T’s longstanding commitment to human rights is guided by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. To continuously strengthen our approach to human rights due diligence, AT&T commits to conduct an annual human rights risk assessment.

Activities & Initiatives

AT&T has a longstanding commitment to human rights. We respect and promote human rights in our operations and with stakeholders, including users, employees and suppliers. AT&T identifies, mitigates and manages potential human rights risks in connection with our products, services and technologies.

Measures & Targets

AT&T commits to conduct an annual human rights risk assessment.

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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.