Governance & SRI

Information for SRI and ESG investors on BT’s corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

You can also see which sustainability indices we’re a member of and the awards we’ve won.

Corporate Governance

We are committed to operating in accordance with best practice in business integrity and ethics and maintaining the highest standards of financial reporting and corporate governance.


Socially Responsible Investment

Focusing on our purpose ‘to use the power of communications to make a better world’ helps us expand our vision and achieve more for our customers, shareholders, employees and communities. How we use the power of communications in what we say, what we do and what we deliver. So we're building on our existing 2020 goals with more ambitions reflecting the way we can best help everyone live and work better.

Socially Responsible Investment

Millions of people use BT’s services every day. We connect families, friends, communities, local businesses, public services and big multi-national corporations right around the globe. So we have a responsibility, and a huge opportunity, to help improve lives, ways of doing business and make better use of our planet’s resources. Our technologies are part of the solutions to the challenges of climate change.

We measure and manage where we can make the most material impact. Our products and services help businesses and people succeed. We are reducing our own carbon footprint and our technologies help our customers reduce theirs.

We're on track to make sure 9/10 people in the UK have access to fibre broadband by 2020 but we know that sometimes people need more support to take advantage of the opportunities of a connected society. So we've set ourselves a new 2020 ambition to help 10 million people overcome social disadvantage through the benefits of our products and services.

And as our CEO Gavin Patterson announced in March 2015, through our new tech literacy ambition we will extend our commitment to UK education. By helping 5 million children with coding and computational thinking skills we will help reverse the paradox of people growing up as great consumers of technology but with little appetite or aptitude to understand how it works.

Putting our purpose at the heart of our thinking gives us a compelling vision to realise our potential. It shows the outcomes of our business are more than just financial. What we do matters. And will contribute to our goal of sustainable, profitable growth.  

There's more information on these in our Delivering our Purpose website and Delivering our Purpose report for 2015/16.  

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View our latest 'Privacy and Freedom of Expression' report. 

Membership of sustainability indices and awards

 
       
Euronext Vigeo UK 20 (The 20 most advanced British companies)
Euronext Vigeo UK 20
(The 20 most advanced British companies)
Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 (The 120 most advanced European companies)
Euronext Vigeo Europe 120
(The 120 most advanced European companies)
Euronext Vigeo World 120 (The 120 most advanced companies at the global level)
Euronext Vigeo World 120
(The 120 most advanced companies at the global level)
     
 
   

Winner of Guardian Sustainable Business Supply Chain Award
Winner of Guardian Sustainable Business Supply Chain Award

 
Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 

Constituent of MSCI Global Sustainability Indices

Constituent of MSCI Global Sustainability Indices

Winner of CIPS Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility Award

Winner of CIPS Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility Award

Joint winner - highest scoring FTSE100 company for carbon reporting performance 2014

Highest scoring FTSE100 company for carbon reporting performance 2015.

Member of UK FTSE350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Member of UK FTSE350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014.

The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014
CDP A rating – BT score up from 93A to 97A

BT Group is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index series

BT Group is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index series

 Winner of Sustainability Reporting in the FTSE 100

Winner of Sustainability Reporting in the FTSE 100 – PwC Building Public Trust Awards 2015