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.

New tech guides aim to help keep children safe online

The new tech guides from Internet Matters aim to help parents learn about, talk about and deal with the issues and technologies that children may encounter online.

BT and Unicef UK hold 100th workshop on internet safety

Over 2,500 teachers, parents and children across the country reached.

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.

Global CEOs call for world leaders to take action on climate change

BT CEO Gavin Patterson has joined CEO's from over 42 other companies to urge the world's leaders to reach an ambitious climate deal at COP21.

BT buildings go dark for Earth Hour

Last weekend saw BT buildings around the world turn off their lights in support of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour.

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.

The Supporters Club sponsors BT Sport Industry Awards Community Programme of the Year

This year, The Supporters Club is sponsoring the BT Sport Industry Awards' Community Programme of the Year award. The Supporters Club is BT Sport's initiative that aims to build a better world through sport, using money raised through BT Sport customers to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Millionth milestone for BT MyDonate

We're delighted to announce that BT MyDonate – our free online fundraising service for UK charities and fundraisers – has recorded its one millionth donation.

Transforming lives of homeless people through sport

BT Sport's The Supporters Club has announced a new partnership using football to inspire homeless people to positively change their lives.

A record-breaking Red Nose Day for BT MyDonate

With a massive £78m raised to help disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa, Comic Relief's latest fundraising appeal saw the great British public give generously – with BT's MyDonate technology helping to make that happen.

Event highlights BT's free fundraising service

A high-profile event at the BT Tower has helped to spread the word to more charities about the benefits of joining BT MyDonate.

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.

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