Corporate responsibility at American Tower

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility at American Tower

At American Tower we believe corporate responsibility is the right thing to do — for our global teams, for our business and for the communities where we live and work. Our focus is on five core elements: philanthropy, ethics, environment, people and performance. While corporate responsibility efforts will evolve, American Tower’s values will always remain the same: doing business ethically and with integrity, being respectful of our environment, supporting the communities where we live and work, hiring good people and positioning them for professional success, and continuing to drive shareholder return and create long-term value for the company through consistent business performance. This commitment to corporate responsibility is unwavering and plays a critical role in carrying out our business strategy.  

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We take great pride in how our organization, led by teams of employees, demonstrates its commitment to the communities where we live and work. 

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Upholding the highest standard of corporate values is critical to the success of our business. Starting with our executive management team, our focus on ethical behavior lays the foundation of our Company’s culture.

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Environmental Responsibility

American Tower’s business model, the promotion of shared infrastructure to customers, is fundamentally green. Internally, our environmental awareness programs, focused on minimizing the impact of materials used in our daily operations, help ensure that we are doing our part to care for the environment in our offices and in the field.

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American Tower’s diverse teams reach far across the globe and all our employees, no matter where they are, understand that respect, inclusion, teamwork and communication are the cornerstones of our organization.



Our mission is to secure and optimally manage franchise real estate to enable wireless communication worldwide, deliver strong growth and returns in the process, and pursue innovative ideas to pave the way for future growth.

Public Affairs Activities at American Tower

American Tower operates around the globe. As an industry leader and employer, American Tower ensures that the interests of its stakeholders are appropriately represented through leadership roles in industry groups, thoughtful participation in global forums and representation before governments who are considering regulation or legislation that may impact our business. For example, in the U.S., American Tower is a leading participant in the Wireless Industry Association (WIA) and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit). Further, on a global basis, American Tower participates in the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).

Across its global footprint, American Tower maintains oversight and training processes to ensure engagement in policy arenas is done in a legal, ethical and transparent manner. Under our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics Policy, no one may direct or require any employee or Director to contribute to any political party, cause, organization or candidate. In addition, American Tower does not have, nor does it plan to have, a Political Action Committee (PAC).