Industry Sector: Telecommunications
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 80.4%
Environmental Impact: 76.2%
Environmental Management: 80.8%
Transparency & Disclosure: 97.5%
BT Group LTD offers communications services. The company has plans in place to reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2020, and has already reached a 54 percent reduction. In 2006, the company decided to have 20 percent of its employees actively involved in carbon reduction initiatives by 2012, with the result that more than 7,000 employees are now participating in such activities. Recognizing that BT is one of the U.K.’s biggest consumers of electricity, the company announced plans to launch a number of wind-farms powerful enough to provide about 25 percent of its energy needs by 2016. Its environmental initiatives have been so successful that BT will also be the Sustainability Partner for the 2012 London Olympic games.