For more information, contact:
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AT&T Sustainability Ini...
 More than $205 million generated in local and state taxes by AT&T operations in Ohio in 2012.
 More than $1.6 billion i...
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Final 14.6.26 - ohio 2013 sustainability update 140625

  1. 1. For more information, contact: Sarah Briggs, AT&T Public Affairs 614-223-7641 AT&T Sustainability Initiatives Reach Communities Across Ohio AT&T Launches 2013 Sustainability Report; Encourages People to Engage with Company Work through Interactive Sustainability Website COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 26, 2014) — Environmental and social sustainability takes many forms at AT&T. The company invites interested parties to learn more about the company’s community activities by engaging in its newly redesigned interactive website, People | Planet | Possibilities. The site shares information through videos, social media and blogs. To complement these frequent updates, AT&T today released a condensed summary of key topics and accomplishments, including:  Reached the halfway mark toward the goal of deploying 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by 2018. AT&T has now deployed 8,230 alternative-fuel vehicles and reduced unleaded gasoline use by 4.6 million gallons in 2013.  Contributed 5.3 million volunteer hours by employees and retirees.  Increased veteran hiring by nearly five times, compared to 2012.  Reached 95 percent of postpaid AT&T branded devices being rated as 3 or above out of a potential rating of 5, using the Eco-Rating system.  Received more than 4 million pledges to never text while driving through the It Can Wait campaign.  Invested $21.2 billion in IP (Internet Protocol) – enabled networks. In Ohio alone, the following was accomplished:  Invested in 352 energy efficiency projects in Ohio in 2013 resulting in annualized savings of 12,505,633 kilowatt hours and the equivalent of removing 1,805 cars from the road annually.  237 alternative fuel vehicles operated in Ohio as of June, 2014.  More than $10.1 million contributed by AT&T and its employees from 2009-2013 through giving programs in Ohio.  More than $720,000 invested in education in Ohio through AT&T Aspire.  15,059 hours of mentoring provided by our employees to students in Ohio through Aspire Mentoring Academy.  More than 6,500 AT&T employees working in Ohio as of March, 2014.  81 company-owned retail locations, plus many other authorized dealerships and national retail stores.
  2. 2.  More than $205 million generated in local and state taxes by AT&T operations in Ohio in 2012.  More than $1.6 billion invested by AT&T in its best-in-class wired and wireless networks in Ohio from 2011-2013.  737 upgrades made in 2013 including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity and new broadband network connections.  Provided more than 62,000 new customer locations with access to U-verse® Internet and video services in 2013.  4,682 business locations received powerful fiber-optic connections in 2013. Please visit to learn more about AT&T’s impact in the Buckeye State. “Our 2013 update shows how our employees, customers and like-minded organizations are addressing some of society’s biggest challenges,” said Charlene Lake, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, AT&T Public Affairs. “We invite others to join us on our sustainability journey by engaging on our People I Planet I Possibilities website.” “AT&T remains committed to investing in education, the environment, and driving economic development in the communities we serve throughout the Buckeye State, so we are pleased to share the 2013 Sustainability report with Ohioans,” said Adam Grzybicki, AT&T Ohio president. The site invites consumers to comment, sign up for regular updates and follow key leaders from the AT&T sustainability team on Twitter. The hashtag #ATTimpact posts updates as well. Some of the highlights from 2013 include supplier engagement, energy and water efficiency and AT&T’s education initiative, Aspire. About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U- verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at and YouTube at © 2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. ###