Jan du Plessis, Chairman of BT states

BT Group Statement on Year of Climate Action


‘We strongly back the Prime Minister’s year of climate action. BT led the way by setting a science-based carbon reduction target in 2008 and we’ve since reduced our carbon emissions by 80%. We have a commitment to be net zero by 2045 and will play our part in helping the UK to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. It is time for all businesses to join us on this road to net zero and to make 2020 the year of climate action.’


About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London stock exchange.

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