O2 launches national plan to keep the most vulnerable connected in time for Christmas

As parts of the UK grapple with tighter lockdown restrictions and people are once again separated from social contact, O2 announces a campaign to help tackle isolation through the power of mobile technology. The UK’s largest mobile network is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim to gift 10,000 unused smartphones to vulnerable individuals in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Community Calling campaign is a lifeline for people who are struggling as a result of the pandemic, and will see smartphones first donated in the…

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O2 announces new partnership with sustainable tech provider, Klyk

O2 has announced a brand-new partnership with sustainability-focussed start-up, Klyk. As the lead connectivity provider to the London-based firm, Klyk joins the O2 Direct Partner Network, tailoring innovative digital solutions for its clients as an exclusive reseller to small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses. KIyk’s mission is to enable companies to be more sustainable with their everyday technology tools. The start-up aims to provide SMB customers with solutions that are not only greener, but also one that saves them money. It takes a circular economy approach to the sector by focusing…

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O2 to launch PPE recycling initiative in retail stores

O2 is partnering with TerraCycle, a global leader in hard-to-recycle waste to roll out recycling boxes to O2 stores across the UK. With over a billion items of PPE distributed across the UK in the early months of the pandemic, and additional volumes expected as the retail sector reopens for business, O2 has taken proactive steps to manage this new waste stream to ensure that PPE plastics can be safely collected, cleaned and recycled to produce new plastic products. TerraCycle offers a wide range of Zero Waste Box solutions to…

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O2 set to become UK’s first net zero mobile network

O2, the UK’s No.1 network, plans to reduce carbon emissions across its business by 2025, giving UK consumers and businesses a mobile network where calls, texts and data are powered by cleaner, greener energy. This builds on the journey started in 2008, when O2 signed renewable energy across sites where it pays the bill. The UK network will also implement more ambitious carbon reduction targets within its supply chain. O2 will work with its suppliers, including handset manufacturers, to target emission reduction across its supply chain by 30% in the…

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O2 joins forces with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help tackle bullying across the UK

O2 has announced it has joined forces with the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) ahead of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 (11-15th November), in recognition of the fact that all parts of society have a role to play in preventing and eliminating bullying. As part of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week activity, O2 has worked with ABA to create free cross-curricular resources for primary and secondary schools, featuring tips from O2 Gurus, to help them bring about change. O2 and the ABA have also created a social media toolkit which will be available to other organisations…

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