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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) Index

In September 2015, 193 countries came together and agreed to take on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)—a framework of 17 goals aimed at reducing poverty, protecting our planet and ensuring prosperity for all. These goals call upon all of us to do our part to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. AT&T’s purpose – connecting people to greater possibility with expertise, simplicity, and inspiration – is aligned with the UNSDGs.

Sustainable Development Goal Most Relevant SDG Targets Reference Links
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

See our  It Can Wait  and  Puede Esperar  websites.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

See our Digital Divide and  Human Capital Management issue briefs, as well as the AT&T Connected Learning website.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular ICT, to promote the empowerment of women.

See our  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Human Capital ManagementResponsible Supply ChainHuman Rights and Digital Divide issue briefs, as well as our Code of Business Conduct, our Human Rights Policy and the  AT&T Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

8.4 Improve progressively global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavor to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead.

8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

See our Product Life Cycle and Waste Management issue briefs for information on how we are working to minimize waste throughout our operations and improve the sustainability of our products and resources throughout their life cycle.

See our Energy Management and Water Management issue briefs for information on sustainable consumption efforts.

See our  Human Capital ManagementHuman RightsEnvironment, Health & Safety ComplianceResponsible Supply Chain and Digital Divide issue briefs for information related to productive employment and decent work.

See our Digital Divide issue brief and the AT&T Connected Learning website for information on our efforts to support employment opportunities.

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

See our Climate Change & GHG Emissions and Network Quality & Reliability issue briefs, as well as our Environmental Stewardship website.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

See our Climate Change & GHG EmissionsNetwork Quality & ReliabilityProduct Life Cycle and Waste Management issue briefs, as well as our Internet of Things website.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

See our Climate Change & GHG EmissionsNetwork Quality & Reliability and Community Engagement & Philanthropy issue briefs, as well as our Climate Resilience and Reducing Emissions websites.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

16.B Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

See our Ethics & Integrity Human RightsPrivacy and  Responsible Supply Chain  issue briefs.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

See our Ethics & Integrity Human Rights Digital Divide Climate Change & GHG Emissions and Responsible Supply Chain  issue briefs, as well as the AT&T Connects website.

Last Updated: 3/15/2023