Mitigating and adapting to climate risk

The impacts of climate change are worsening. We’re working hard to reduce our emissions and prevent further global warming. But we also need to adapt to the reality of a changing climate. We’ve explored the risks and opportunities to our business across a range of future climate scenarios and we report these in line with TCFD recommendations. Making sure we’re prepared for the effects of more extreme weather is essential to avoid disruption to our networks and our customers.

We’re committed to fully implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This is our second TCFD disclosure. This year, we conducted a climate governance review based on the World Economic Forum’s Principles for effective climate governance on corporate boards. We also continued our climate change scenario analysis work to understand the potential financial impacts of climate change to BT in 2030 and 2050.

Read our TCFD disclosure in our Annual Report and Appendix

Managing environmental impacts

We aim to lead by example in the way we manage environmental risks and minimise our impacts. We can make the biggest difference by tackling climate change and supporting a circular economy. But we also pay close attention to our impacts on air pollution, biodiversity and water use. 

Our Group-wide policy and environmental management systems (EMS) guide our approach to risks and impacts, support continual improvements and help us comply with relevant regulations.  

See more about how we manage our environmental impacts in our Digital impact & sustainability report.