“AT&T is one of the largest private-sector employers in Illinois, and I believe its leadership and commitment to sustainability in its business practices are exemplary,” said State Rep. Karen May, Chair of the Illinois House Environmental Health Committee and the Illinois House Telecommunications Committee. “I have worked throughout my career as an advocate for sustainability issues, and I am pleased to recognize AT&T as a friend of the environment.”
Through 2013, the company anticipates it will purchase approximately 8,000 CNG vehicles at an anticipated cost of USD 350 million. In turn, it expects it will have invested an additional USD 215 million through 2018 to replace approximately 7,100 fleet passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.
“Every day we continue to seek new opportunities to operate more efficiently and to minimize our company’s impact on the environment,” said Paul La Schiazza, President, AT&T Illinois. “That’s why it is exciting that our company’s 4,000th alternative fuel vehicle was deployed here in Chicago and Illinois, and we pledge to continue transitioning more of our corporate fleet to alternative fuel vehicles in the years ahead.”