According to Bradley Yates, Director of Public Affairs for AT&T, “Do One Thing or ‘DOT’ is that very simple thing that everybody can take part in where they engage in a sustainable activity…DOT allows everyone to get engaged, and we can measure collective impact for what all those small actions up to be in the world where we live.”
The four DOT Champions for 2014 span the country and represent diverse areas of the AT&T business.
Jeanelly Concepción in the San Antonio area created a group called Trainiacs Saving Trees (#trainiacs), which significantly reduces the amount of paper used in AT&T University training programs.
Justin Travis works with extended family members and Detroit-area community volunteers to host the Christmas for Everyone Dinner. The event provides a holiday meal for local families who have nowhere else to go.
Mohammed Farshori leads a service ambassador initiative, Each One Reach One, which pairs employee ambassadors with small- and medium-sized businesses to achieve an effortless customer experience.
Matt Langer created a rotating charity team in Arizona dubbed ‘Langer’s Wranglers’. A different team member’s charity is supported by the rest of the group with volunteer hours each month.
Looking forward, AT&T aims to continue to encourage employees in building their DOT programs, reaching a 50,000th DOT milestone in 2015.