Industry-leading, science-based net-zero target to curb carbon emissions.
People can’t thrive unless our planet, the world that sustains us, is thriving. And we’re going all in when it comes to doing our part to build a more sustainable future.
In 2019, T-Mobile was the first in the U.S. wireless industry to set science-based targets (SBTs) that address our Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and align to 1.5℃. Since then, T-Mobile has aggressively worked towards reaching these targets. Even after completing the largest merger in wireless history in 2020, we are proud to have achieved both of our original targets at the end of 2021.
And we won’t stop there. The latest data has made it clear that more needs to be done—and faster—to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and secure a thriving, sustainable economy. That’s why we’ve been actively coordinating with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to set a science-based net-zero emissions target that aligns with their new Corporate Net-Zero Standard.
This ensures that our new carbon reduction targets continue to align with leading climate science to drive meaningful, impactful results on our quest to mitigate the risks of climate change.
We’ll continue to report our progress in our annual Corporate Responsibility Report and to CDP, where we earned an A- for our 2021 CDP Climate Change disclosures. To learn about the actions we’re taking to reach net-zero by 2040, check out our Pathway to Net-Zero.
Achieve net-zero Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by 2040.
Reduce absolute Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions 55% by 2030 from a 2020 base year.
Reach net-zero GHG emissions across scopes 1, 2, and 3 by 2040 from a 2020 base year. As part of this commitment, T-Mobile commits to reduce absolute emissions by 90% by 2040.
Read about our pathway to net-zero and how, through the relentless pursuit of progress, T-Mobile can contribute to the global climate effort and help secure a thriving, sustainable future for all.
Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing our carbon footprint, particularly in minimizing Scope 2 emissions. That’s why we’re part of RE100, a global initiative that unites businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. In 2018, we set an ambitious goal to source renewable energy equivalent to 100% of our total electricity usage by 2021—a goal we’re proud to have achieved.
T-Mobile matches its own annual electrical usage with renewable energy from a portfolio of sources including: virtual power purchase agreements, a green direct program, renewable retail agreements, and unbundled REC purchases.
Our Red Dirt wind farm power purchase agreement contributes to carbon emissions reductions of over 250,000 metric tons annually.
Solomon Forks wind farm provides approximately 680,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of new renewable energy annually.
Maryneal wind farm will match approximately 9% of T-Mobile’s energy consumption.
Our large solar and wind farm agreements are contracted to provide T-Mobile with 3.4 million MWh of clean energy annually.
“As we know sustainability is important to our customers and stakeholders, T-Mobile has made great progress in reducing our environmental footprint – and now we're taking even bigger steps to reduce our carbon emissions with a commitment to meeting SBTi’s Net-Zero Standard,” said Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO. “We are proud that we are doing our part to create a sustainable future for all – including becoming the first in U.S. wireless to set this bold target. And we hope companies like ours — and the partners and suppliers we work alongside — will join us in setting their own aggressive longer-term goals like these.”
Mike Sievert, Chief Executive Officer