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Sustainability is part of who we are and what we stand for

At Telstra, our purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive, and our sustainability strategy is key to achieving this. Our strategy focuses on the issues that are most important for our business and the areas in which we have the expertise to make a meaningful impact. Responsible business: We will be a sustainable, globally trusted company that people want to work for and with. Digital futures: We will foster strong, inclusive communities that are empowered to thrive in a digital world. We want everyone in Australia – and beyond – to enjoy the benefits of being connected. Environmental solutions: We will use technology to address environmental challenges and help our suppliers, customers and communities do the same. We believe that business has an important role to play in addressing climate change and we are committed to minimising our impacts across our value chain.

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Telstra Sustainability Actions


Harnessing innovation and technology to help address environmental challenges

As Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, Telstra has a role to play in helping our customers and society adapt to technological change and the opportunities it brings. We want everyone to thrive in a digital world and our Environment Strategy is key to achieving this. Telstra’s Environment Strategy focuses on using technology to address environmental challenges while also helping our suppliers, customers and the communities we serve to do the same.

Climate Change Resilience

Ensuring climate change risks are embedded in our Networks for the Future program.

Low-carbon Economic Growth

Enabling a low carbon economy by helping reduce our customers’ carbon emissions

Telstra Sustainability Commitments


Managing Carbon Emissions

Reducing carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2020


Resource Efficiency

Reusing or recycling 60 tonnes of old mobile phones and increasing Telstra’s waste recycling rate to 42% by 2020.

Telstra Partnerships


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