Better Future


Our Better Future programme is our commitment. It's a promise to use the power of communications 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.

BT launches national competition to find SMEs with most innovative ideas for government

BT is looking for SMEs with innovative ideas to help the government meet the changing needs of people across the UK.

STEM project wins more support from BT

BT is extending its support for the Barefoot Computing Project - an initiative that helps teachers get to grips with the new schools' computing curriculum.

BT's key role in fight against Ebola

BT donated satellite equipment is helping aid agencies and healthcare teams fight Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Winners of the 51st BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition announced

Transition year students Ian O'Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Co Cork have taken home the top prize for their project entitled, 'Alcohol consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?'.

Stamp of approval for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

New commemorative stamp recognises the exhibition's significant contribution to science.

BT Young Scientist & Technology winners to receive university entrance scholarships

Senior level students participating in the upcoming BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January will now be in with a chance to win an entrance scholarship to their choice of Ireland's seven universities.

BT and Marie Collins Foundation programme to help online sexual abuse victims

BT and the Marie Collins Foundation have announced a groundbreaking partnership to pilot a new programme that will eventually train all front-line workers to help children who have suffered online sexual abuse and exploitation.

A royal first: the Queen opens new Science Museum gallery with first tweet

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have opened a new BT-sponsored permanent exhibition at London's Science Museum dedicated to technology.

New report highlights the benefits of switching to renewable energy

RE100: The journey to 100% highlights the business and wider environmental benefits of switching to renewables.

Welcome to BT's first wormery

Over 40,000 Dendrobaena worms from Hungary have been introduced at BT's first wormery to help reduce the amount of food waste at its research HQ, Adastral Park.

BT recognised as leader on climate change action and transparency

BT has been recognised as a leader for the depth and quality of climate change data it has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace and for its actions to reduce carbon emissions by CDP.

Revving up for National Car Share Week

As the nation gets ready for National Car Share Week – being run by Liftshare.com between 6 and 10 October – BT is encouraging its employees worldwide to consider car-sharing.

Blue Sky thinking to power BT's research HQ

BT has announced a £26 million deal to take 100% of the green energy generated by UK Sustainable Energy Ltd new solar farm near Ipswich, to help power BT's Adastral Park.

BT means business with climate change coalition

BT has signed up to a set of climate change initiatives put forward by We Mean Business, a group of some of the world's most influential business coalitions working to drive climate action.

BT backs the Government's vision for a global deal on climate change

BT has joined over 100 businesses and climate experts to support the Government's vision for a global deal on climate change, which will be negotiated in Paris in 2015.

BT people step up to the climate change challenge

Watch and see how BT employees are working to tackle climate change - starting with our suppliers, through the innovative Better Future Supplier Forum.

Small businesses to pop up in red phone boxes

Scores of old red BT phone boxes are set to be transformed into new small businesses.

BT MyDonate launches new Facebook page

MyDonate, BT's free online fundraising service for UK charities and fundraisers, has launched a new Facebook page to share stories about people committed to raising money for great causes.

NBA and BT Sport's The Supporters Club partner to develop and inspire young Londoners

BT Sport's The Supporters Club has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) in a partnership to support Greenhouse, a London-based sports charity that uses sport to engage hard-to-reach young people.

Ever find yourself talking to the TV?

With this trial technology, you might just find it talks back. Rob, an innovation consultant at BT, wanted to help connect the socially-isolated people with friends, family and carers using simple technology.

The Supporters Club launches #MyExtraTime volunteering campaign

BT Sport's The Supporters Club has launched its #MyExtraTime volunteering campaign to make a difference for young people this Christmas, backed by a host of BT Sport stars.

Be A Hero for BBC Children in Need

BT is once again gearing up to support the annual BBC Children in Need campaign – culminating in an action-packed night of entertainment on Friday 14 November.

BT's people and technology Stand Up To Cancer

BT is playing a key role in Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 designed to accelerate new cancer treatments to UK patients and save more lives.

Collectively - the new normal

BT joins forces with coalition of world's biggest companies to make sustainable living the new normal.

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