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Telecommunications firm BT has announced that it is to reduce the amount of carbon emissions it produces by 80 per cent by the end of the next decade.

BT stated that by 2020, its global operations will meet the target, which it described as "one of the most aggressive" within the corporate world.

Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT, said that the company has a "proud history of international leadership" in reducing carbon emissions.

"We are delighted to raise the bar by extending these commitments to cover our entire global footprint, across more than 170 countries worldwide," he remarked.

A new model for measuring and monitoring carbon emissions, designed by the company's director of sustainable development Dr Chris Tuppen, was also unveiled.

BT claims to be the world's oldest communications organisation, tracing its history back to the Electric Telegraph Company established in 1846.

The company now has operations in some 50 countries around the world.

Article Date: 03 June 2008

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