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Published 3 Years Ago on Wednesday, Mar 04 2020 By Inside Telecom Staff
Last year the Un-carrier reached new heights in its efforts
for corporate social responsibility. T-Mobile increasing employee volunteering
and alongside with the T-Mobile Foundation, put $15M towards empowering youth,
protecting the environment, fighting hunger and much more.
T-Mobile’s ‘Un-carrier Revolution’ was always about making people its highest priority. This was a commitment that came through extremely clearly in its 2019 philanthropic, volunteer and environmental efforts. Following, T-Mobile employees constantly look for new ways to give back to their communities. T-Mobile has launched a number of volunteer programs over the past three years to assist and motivate their passion for good.
In 2019, T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation contributed
$15 million to programs, organisations and companies that were committed to
youth empowerment, protecting the environment, fighting hunger and also helping
communities recover from disasters. This adds up to the company’s largest
single-year charitable contribution. T-Mobile employees also stepped up, volunteering
more hours than ever before, to the local organizations that they are most
Employees contributed $2.1 million to more than 9,000
different organizations in the US and Puerto Rico. This is a 16% increase over the
last year and the second year with an increase in employee giving.
Through the Regional Grant Program, employees handed out around
$1 million to 120 nonprofit organisations in their local communities. Funded by
the T-Mobile Foundation, Regional Grants provide employees the opportunity to
overcome social concerns where they live and work. Beneficiaries of the funds
include food banks, homeless shelters, and schools.
Last year, the operator also gave customers and fans more
chances to take part in giving back. November’s #GivingOnUs campaign intended
to engage the public in T-Mobile’s partnership with the nation’s largest
hunger-relief organization, Feeding America. As a result of social media
engagement from fans and employees, T-Mobile was able to provide five million
meals for hungry families across the United States. Furthermore, their
employees hosted more than 120 volunteered events at local foodbanks. In August,
T-Mobile made a donation of $1 million to feeding America as a result of their
sales from their CEO’s cookbook.
In 2018, T-Mobile was the first US operator to sign RE100.
This is the international pledge to use 100% renewable energy and is a very
ambitious commitment taking in to consideration the Un-carrier plans to achieve
such a goal in the next two years. T-Mobile also made big advancements towards
that goal throughout 2019. It opened its second wind farm, the Solomon Forks
Wind Project, in northwest Kansas. This is made up of 105 turbines generating
some 276 MW of clean energy. They also completed deals for five additional wind
and solar projects, which will bring the company to 95% of its RE100 goal once online.
As a celebration for Earth Day 2019, T-Mobile held its
second-annual #TreeMobile campaign. This was a three-month initiative that
encouraged fans and followers to go outside and enjoy nature and post about it
on social media. For every #TreeMobile tweet during the campaign, T-Mobile would
donate trees to The Nature Conservancy. In the end, T-Mobile helped The Nature
Conservancy to plant more than 300,000 trees.
T-Mobile has always been a supporter of youth-development organizations and programs that enable access to the tools young people need to be successful. In 2018 the T-Mobile Foundation introduced the Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide search for youth with big and inspiring ideas to change the world for the better.
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