By Will Feuer

T-Mobile US Inc. said it has set a target of achieving net-zero emissions across its carbon footprint by 2040, and has signed on to The Climate Pledge.

T-Mobile said it is the first U.S. wireless company to set a net-zero goal for all three emissions scopes that has been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative using their Net-Zero Standard. The goal covers emission scopes 1 and 2, including direct emissions from T-Mobile's operations and facilities, as well as indirect emissions from purchased electricity.

T-Mobile said its new commitment also covers all indirect scope 3 emissions, including those produced by suppliers, customer device usage, materials and fuel required to ship products, employee travel, and more.

The company also signed on to The Climate Pledge, which was co-founded by Inc. and Global Optimism in 2019. It is a collective commitment from nearly 400 companies and organizations to achieve net-zero 10 years ahead of The Paris Agreement.

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