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 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.

Use BT's free resources to share your internet skills during Get Online Week

BT is encouraging everyone to share their internet skills with someone who is not online in support of the national campaign, taking place between 13-19 October.

BT helps housing associations deliver digital inclusion

Housing associations can now easily offer cost-effective internet connections and devices to their tenants, with the launch of a new package from BT Business, specifically designed for them.

Mobilising millennials for a new normal

Niall Dunne, BT's chief sustainability officer spoke at the Social Good Summit during New York Climate Week 2014 on the power of the Millennial generation to make sustainability the new normal. In this blog, he explains why a collective effort is needed to make this a reality.

BT and Coca-Cola join hands for connecting communities in South Africa

Coca-Cola and BT are partnering to set up WiFi on Coca-Cola machines and provide free internet access to impoverished communities in South Africa.

Rugby star Austin Healy urges parents to switch on parental controls

Ex England and Lions Rugby Union international, Austin Healey, has called on BT customers to protect their children while using the internet, by setting up BT Parental Controls.

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.

Want to save energy in your home?

We want to help our customers save energy at home, at work and while on the move. So we've developed a free online energy saving tool to help everyone find ways of reducing their carbon footprint.

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.

Vote in the BT & Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards

Help choose the community champion in the inaugural BT Connecting Communities award.

Get ready for BBC Children in Need

Stars from across TV and radio are getting ready to take part in a celebrity baking contest for BBC Children in Need - and BT will once again lend Pudsey a hand.

Case study: BT's Emergency Response Team

BT's Emergency Response Team is a 40-strong band of fully-equipped and highly-skilled engineers. Largely volunteers, the team's on permanent standby, ready to respond to emergencies right around the world.

The Supporters Club documentary explores role of sport in dealing with cancer

Our new Supporters Club documentary follows former Celtic and Everton defender Alan Stubbs as he recounts his battle with the disease – revisiting Glasgow, where he was first diagnosed.

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