Promoting Social Mobility: Important for our business, important for the UK

Ann Pickering, O2’s HR director, talks about O2’s commitment to social mobility and UK’s first ever Social Mobility Employer Index, published today. Sadly, there has been no shortage of news stories in recent days and weeks that reflect division and inequality in modern Britain.  These underline the need for access to opportunity to be open … more »

Celebrating Our Support for Step up to Serve and Young People

Today, 7th June, is ‘Share Your #iwillPledge Day’, when O2 and other organisations who support the Step up to Serve campaign to promote youth social action restate their commitment to the cause and share what they are doing to back young people. O2 supports Step up to Serve not just because social action allows young … more »

World Environment Day

By Bill Eyres, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at O2 Today, Monday 5th June, is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ big call to raise awareness of environmental issues. Across the world people will be getting involved in thousands of events from neighbourhood clean-ups, action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. All to show … more »

Reducing O2's supply chain emissions with the Carbon Trust

By Keithley Martin, Head of Supplier Development and Vijay Chouhan, Energy Manager At O2 we’ve worked hard to hardwire sustainability into our operations. We have strived to not just take responsibility for the social and environmental impact of our products and services, but to be recognised as a leader in sustainability. In 2010, we were … more »

Back to school

The start of a new school year is a milestone in itself. But it can mark other milestones too. It might be the time when you consider giving your child access to a device. Whether that means allowing younger children an hour a day on the family tablet or sending older kids off to secondary … more »

O2 supports #iwillpledge day

As part of National Volunteer’s Week, O2 is celebrating their pledge to the #iwill campaign to increase opportunities for young people to make a difference in their communities through campaigning, fundraising or volunteering. O2 have pledged #iwill to support this growing movement to make youth social action a part of life for more 10-20 year-olds … more »

The Think Big Blueprint- The Journey So Far

BEING MORE THAN THE SUM OF OUR PARTS I am proud to report on the close-out of Telefónica UK’s first public sustainability plan ̶  the Think Big Blueprint  ̶  which set O2 on a path towards three stretching and time-bound goals between the years 2012 and 2015. The results are in. We’ve met or exceeded … more »