Progress Toward Goal
Complete a water footprint assessment in 2010.
We worked closely with our bill payment and utility data quality control vendor/partners to analyze and improve the accuracy of our water utility data. We also worked with Vanderbilt University to identify the most appropriate water footprint protocol and determined that the Global Reporting Initative (GRI) Water Protocol was the best method to measure our water usage. Using the protocol, we found that in 2010, AT&T used almost 3.4 billion gallons of water.
NEW: majority of spend will be with suppliers who track GHG emissions or have stated plans to do so by 2012 (“majority” meaning more than 50 percent of spend).