We are bringing the power of the internet, and the opportunities it offers, to everyone, regardless of income and background. We are reflecting the vibrant diversity of our employees and communities. We are sensitive to the impact of our business on the environment, even as we grow.
Comcast NBCUniversal has been shaping the future of media and technology for more than 50 years, striving to create a connected world that is innovative, inclusive, and environmentally responsible. We are bringing the power of the internet, and the opportunities it offers, to everyone, regardless of income and background. We are reflecting the vibrant diversity of our employees and communities. We are sensitive to the impact of our business on the environment, even as we grow.
Closing the Digital Divide
Internet access opens a world of education, employment, and social opportunities critical to keeping pace in the 21st century. That’s why we are committed to closing the digital divide.
We launched Internet Essentials in 2011, offering affordable high-speed internet to low-income families, and recently expanded the program to HUD-assisted households.
In just five years, we have connected more than 3 million low-income Americans to the internet at home (750,000 families), provided 54,000 subsidized computers, and provided free digital literacy training to 4.4 million people through thousands of community partners.
Reflecting Our Diverse Communities
Diversity and inclusion fuel our success and innovation. From our workforce to supply chain and programming, we cultivate a business environment where everyone’s voice is heard.
Our aspirational goal is to achieve 33% people of color and 50% women at all workforce levels.
We want to ensure that everyone sees themselves in the rich content we offer, and have increased diverse programming available on Xfinity platforms by more than 1,000% since 2010.
Comcast NBCUniversal has spent over $11 billion with diverse suppliers since 2010, creating opportunities for diverse businesses and supporting the creation of jobs.
Reducing Environmental Impact
The energy we consume and that millions of our customers use to power our technologies and access our content represents our largest opportunity to reduce environmental impact.
As an industry, we have improved the energy efficiency of our set-top boxes, saving American consumers $1.18 billion in electricity bills and avoiding 6.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in the past three years.
In the past 10 years, nearly 100 NBCUniversal film and television productions have been recognized with an EMA Green Seal for progress in sustainable production practices.
Together, we are building the world we want to see through the power of our technology, storytelling, and media platforms, reaching people in meaningful ways and changing their lives for the better.