AT&T, Inc.

AT&T, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

AT&T, Inc. is a telecommunications company that provides cell phone and internet services. It connects people using 5G technology and a large network and sells cell phones and other hardware that gives people access to digital services.

Ticker: T

Humankind Value: $77.4 B

Revenue: $154.4 B

Market Cap: $135.0 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

The modern technology sector includes companies providing free services that users find valuable. In our current world, access to internet search, maps, messaging, and digital media are essentially positive byproducts. This represents a lot of value beyond profit. AT&T, Inc. creates positive Humankind Value on the whole. Considerable positive value is associated with Economic Value ($45.8 B) and Internet Search ($23.4 B). Its economic value comes from offering goods and services that benefit consumers, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. The Humankind Value of this company can improve with reductions in Biofuel Production (-$2.9 B) and Greenhouse Gases (-$2.4 B). Economic Value and Internet Search are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Medical Services, Biofuel Production, and Greenhouse Gases are largely consequences of the actions of supply chain partners.

How the Humankind Value Methodology Drives the Rankings

We take a quantitative, data-driven approach to estimating the economic impact that companies have on investors, customers, employees, and society at large, rolling social responsibility into a single dollar value that we use to represent what a company is contributing to humanity. As far as we can tell, we're the first ones doing it this way.

How Methodology Drives the Rankings