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  • Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port Business
    Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port

    Peel Environmental is working in partnership with Waste2Tricity to deliver a 'UK first' plastics to hydrogen project at its 54-acre Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

  • Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050 Politics
    Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050

    Following Prime Minster Theresa May's announcement in the House of Commons yesterday that amendments to the UK's Climate Change Act will set the country on a course to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050, the move has been broadly welcomed by a range of interest groups - many pleased at the scale of its ambition to set the UK on a path to become the world's first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law, but others disappointed that the law will be reviewed every five years. Here's the range of comment received that Environment Times has received ......

  • Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon Transport
    Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon

    Innovative deployment of solar lighting and power generation has resulted in a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales achieving 97% diesel-free operation. And the project's leaders, Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd, feel it has proved the viability of a sustainable 'Site of the Future'.

  • Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass Nature
    Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass

    Temporary works specialist, Mabey Hire's Durham Depot teamed up with Tyne Rivers Trust and supplied 450 metres of temporary roadway – known as TuffTrak® mats – at a discounted rate to ensure that an internationally important project to build a fish pass at Shotley Bridge, County Durham went ahead.

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DELIVERING OUR PURPOSE - update on our progress in 2016/17

The latest Delivering our Purpose report from BT shows how the company is delivering against ambitious 2020 goals and how they've been bringing their purpose to life during 2016/17.

BT delivering our purpose reportBT's purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world and the latest report from BT outlines how the global communications company is focused on delivering positive change across a number of challenges including tech literacy, social disadvantage and climate change.

The Delivering our Purpose report also shows BT's progress towards its 2020 ambitions including:

• BT helped customers avoid 10 million tonnes of CO2e emissions, and generated £5.3 billion revenue from the products and services that helped them do it. These figures include EE for the first time and mean BT remains a 'net positive' business, achieving 1.8:1 on its 3:1 carbon abatement goal.

• 31% of BT people volunteered with charities and communities, and BT used its skills and technology to help generate £422 million of its 2020 £1 billion goal for good causes (since 2012/13).

• BT has helped 3.9 million people overcome social disadvantage through the company's products and services since 2014/15 on the way to its 10 million target.

www.btplc.com/Purposefulbusiness