Better Future


Our Better Future programme is our commitment. It's a promise to use the power of communication to improve lives and ways of doing business - without it costing the earth. We have set ourselves three goals to achieve by 2020 that will help us to grow sustainably in the years to come.

Affordable wi-fi for housing association residents

Find out how more than a hundred households in a Glasgow Housing Association high-rise will be able to connect to the internet as part of a new project to encourage digital inclusion.

Get IT Together – helping people get online

Find out how we are helping people living in 15 areas across the UK get online through our Get IT Together regional programmes.

Connecting Africa

Our Connecting Africa programme with SOS Children's Villages, an international charity that helps orphaned and abandoned children, is helping 20 communities in 12 African countries to get online.

Digital Inclusion win for Cosmic

Cosmic, a social enterprise which offers IT services across the South West, were named the 2013 Tech4Good Awards winners in the BT Get IT Together award category.

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters

We have launched The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters in partnership with UNICEF - a three-year partnership which aims to help children to protect themselves online, and help parents to keep their children safe on the internet.

BT Digital Champions

Over the past two years more than 26,000 11-19 year olds have pledged an hour of their time to share their digital knowledge by teaching people who are not yet online how to use the internet.

Our Net Good programme

Find out how BT's Net Good programme will work with customers, suppliers, partners and employees to use our technology to help cut carbon and address some of the resources challenges facing the planet.

Making sustainability the primer for product innovation

Finding innovative ways to reduce the environmental impact of our products and services is essential. Find out how we developed our Home Hub 5 to keep its carbon footprint to a minimum.

Our Net Good methodology

Our goal is to help customers reduce emissions by a ratio of 3:1 compared with BT's full carbon footprint. Find out how we calculate our carbon footprint and how we developed our methodology.

Working with our suppliers

The Better Future Supplier Forum was set up by BT to identify, collect, disseminate and implement best practice and drive innovation in sustainability in our supply chain.

Helping our customers save energy

Our free interactive, online energy saving tool helps customers find ways of reducing their carbon footprint – both at home and at work – saving energy and potentially money too.

Pathway to Net Positive

This infographic explains what we're doing to help society live within the limits of the planet's resources through our products and services.

Charity fundraising at the BT Tower

Our new BT Tower Dining Club service gives charities exclusive access to fundraising events at London's iconic BT Tower.

Support The Supporters Club

Learn more about BT's new charitable initiative, The Supporters Club, which aims to use the unique power of sport to transform young lives in the UK and across the world.

Typhoon Haiyan: BT's emergency response

Watch our video to see how BT brought together its emergency response capabilities and fundraising expertise to help restore communications and raise money for aid in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013.

Sharing our skills

Did you know BT provides skilled volunteers to charity? We match our people and skills to what charities need, through our BT Troubleshooter and BT Community Challenge services.

Get online with BT Community Web Kit

BT Community Web Kit is a refreshingly simple service that helps charities worldwide build, manage and update their own website – for free.

Our major charity partners

We've developed longstanding partnerships with four major ca uses to enable them to do what they do best - help people who really need it, both in the UK and around the world.

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