BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 16, 2020 — This is the third year that nonprofit Green America released its Green America Wireless Scorecard, which measures clean energy usage and reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions within the wireless industry... and this is the third year in a row that T-Mobile came out ahead of its competitors!
T-Mobile earned an A- grade for Clean Energy Commitment, while Sprint jumped up two full spots in the rankings – meaning the companies claimed the top two spots. Each company received a separate score because the rankings were based on 2019 data derived when they operated independently.
“Before the merger, T-Mobile and Sprint were individually making great progress toward ambitious sustainability goals, but now, as a combined company, the New T-Mobile is poised to do even bigger and better things!” said Janice V. Kapner, T-Mobile's Chief Communications Officer. “We are really proud of our track record when it comes to protecting the environment and we appreciate that Green America continues to recognize us as the clear leader in sustainability for the wireless industry.”
T-Mobile at the Top
T-Mobile has a history of pushing the competition forward through industry-leading firsts and its green energy use is no different. In 2018, the Un-carrier became the first major U.S. telecom to sign the RE100 commitment to power its entire business with 100% renewable energy by 2021. In less than two years, the company has made huge strides toward achieving this aggressive goal by signing eight major energy contracts that are either online or under contract to open in 2020. T-Mobile remains the ONLY major U.S. wireless company signed onto RE100 and the ONLY one to have its carbon-reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
Sprint Jumps Up the Rankings
Sprint previously ranked fourth on the scorecard in 2018 and 2019, but now claims the second spot on the list with a grade of B-. The jump is thanks to its commitment to source 100% renewable electricity across all operations (retail stores, offices, call centers and network sites) by 2025. And Sprint signed virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for two wind energy projects set to come online in 2020 and 2021. Sprint also formed a partnership with Direct Energy Renewable Services and is now powering its 800-plus locations in Virginia with 100% renewable energy.
Supercharged Un-carrier is Bigger, Better AND Bringing More Green Energy to the Grid!
The combined T-Mobile and Sprint has committed to not just being a bigger company, but also a better company, too! Bringing two networks together and building the world's most transformative 5G network requires a lot of energy — a challenge that the Un-carrier knows presents an enormous opportunity. T-Mobile is transmitting more data per energy unit than ever before and renewable energy is helping the company become more carbon efficient. So, as the company continues to grow, it plans to bring even more green energy to the grid.
Now that the merger is complete, T-Mobile will assess its expanded footprint and announce a new RE100 target date in the coming months.
For more information on T-Mobile’s sustainability and environmental efforts, visit the T-Mobile Sustainability Page.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.