BT: carbon cutting products helped us reach £20bn revenues last year

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Broadband giant on track to meet 2020 ambitions as it tackles global challenges

BT claims products designed to reduce or end carbon emissions contributed to more than a quarter of its £20 billion revenue last year.

The broadband giant claims the number is up from £1.7 billion the previous year. Products included in the category include broadband, conferencing and IoT across both business and consumer operations.

It added customers were able to cut carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes, up 32 per cent from the previous year. This is the equivalent of taking more than four million cars off the road.

Positive impact

BT’s chief sustainability officer Niall Dunne, said: “BT is continuing to make a positive impact in the world and help tackle a diverse range of global challenges in the process.

“We’re on track to meet our 2020 ambitions, and the combination of our people, products and services will mean that we are able play our part in solving society’s greatest challenges for years to come.”

Additionally, the telecommunications provider claims it has raised more than £422 million for good causes around the world since 2012. This money has gone to providing free WiFi hotspots and IT equipment to refugee centres in Serbia and Macedonia.

The company recently announced its fibre broadband coverage has reached more than 26.5 million UK premises, equivalent to 88 per cent of the country.

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