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 an ambition to improve the UK's tech literacy

In a speech at the Mashable +Social Good Conference hosted at BT Centre in London on Friday 27 March, BT's CEO Gavin Patterson launched our new tech literacy ambition to reach five million children by 2020

BT and Barclays join up to increase digital inclusion with free wi-fi in libraries.

BT and Barclays have teamed up to provide free wi-fi and hands on digital support at libraries and community centres in deprived areas across England.

Nominations open for Tech4Good Awards 2015

Nominations are open for the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.

New BT videos help parents with online safety

As part of our commitment to helping our customers stay safe online, our new series of short Vine videos showcase practical tips for parents to stop their children seeing something they shouldn't online.

New BT poll shows child internet safety concern

Nearly one in five parents of 5 to 10-year-olds says their children have accessed inappropriate content online in the last year, according to a new survey.

Infographic: BT helps customers stay safe online

At BT, we want our customers and their families to be safe when using the Internet. To mark Safer Internet Day 2015 on 10 February, we've created a simple infographic that shows how we're helping them do just that.

How BT volunteers are helping young people stay safe online

BT employees are sharing their skills and knowledge with their families and in their local communities to help children and young people to stay safe online.

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.

BT phone box transformed into mobile phone charger

It could be the most power-ful conversion of an old BT Payphone kiosk to date – a mobile phone-charging solarbox.

Rewriting the product delivery rulebook

Read how ADVA Optical Networking - a major equipment supplier to BT, have been named as the BT Better Future Supplier Forum Game Changing Challenge winners for 2014.

BT's Home Hub 5 wins product design award

BT has won the Grand Prix award in design for its Home Hub 5 – a product redesigned around our customers.

BT has been ranked as the 15th most sustainable company in the world

The ranking is made in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, the world's pre-eminent sustainability equity index. It is produced annually by Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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 between 6 and 10 October – BT is encouraging its employees worldwide to consider car-sharing.

BT sends emergency team to Vanuatu

Four members of our emergency response team (ERT) are travelling to Vanuatu to combat the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Pam. They'll be setting up the International Disaster Response satellite capability - used to co-ordinate the relief effort on the ground.

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.

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