Social Icon

At American Tower, being sustainable is working together to create connections. We are committed to increasing connectivity—both improving wireless communications across the globe and using our resources and outreach to provide and expand access to learning and other opportunities in our communities. Our social pillar encompasses our community programs, including financial contributions from the American Tower Foundation and volunteer efforts by our employees, our Digital Communities, municipal strategies, innovation and social investments. We are using our resources to improve our communities and taking responsibility for the social impacts of our business.

World Icon

$2M contributed

by the Foundation in 2020 to COVID-19 relief efforts

The American Tower Foundation

One way we demonstrate our commitment to communities is through the Foundation. Launched in 2017, the Foundation’s mission is to focus on education and technology use to empower students, teachers and communities in need worldwide. Through grants, the Foundation facilitates partnerships with charitable organizations, such as school districts and youth development agencies, that support hands-on technology-based learning, increased student participation in robotics, and STEM programs that offer access to higher education for underrepresented, high-potential students.

Digital Communities

Digital Communities Logo
1 No poverty. 2 Quality Education. 5 Gender Equality.

The reach and benefits of the internet remain limited in many developing countries and underserved populations due to remote locations, limited infrastructure, high up-front costs, power outages, and educational and geographic barriers. American Tower is helping to overcome these hurdles and provide greater access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through our Digital Communities program.

Located at or near the base of an American Tower site, Digital Communities are places where people of all ages gain access to the internet through digital devices, educator-led instruction and self-guided kiosks. Based on local needs, Digital Communities provide educational, healthcare, financial and career development services with an aim to improve quality of life through connectivity.

A Digital Community is successful through strategic partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, NGOs and other trusted partners—we are actively seeking partners, click here to learn more.

Providing Disaster Relief

Diaster Relief

During natural disasters, American Tower infrastructure is critical in supporting public safety and relief efforts. During and immediately after such an event, our first priority is ensuring that all our employees are safe. Next, our Network Operations Center focuses on securing our assets, including making sure generators are fueled and fully functional, coordinating with our customers and placing inspectors on standby. After the storm has passed, all damage and issues identified are assessed and addressed based on criticality, with safety, service and access issues prioritized first. Beyond our towers being critical to disaster recovery efforts, American Tower also provides financial support to populations impacted by natural disasters.

People

A great company is made up of great people. American Tower’s diverse team of employees reaches far across the globe—with offices from Boston to Sao Paulo, to Johannesburg, and to New Delhi. And every one of our employees, no matter where they are, understands that teamwork and open communications are the foundations of our organization.

Although we have offices in different countries with different cultures, there is one element that guides and unites us—no matter where we work. Our Core Principles define who we are, how we conduct our business and are key to our continuing success.

More than half our Board members are female and/or members of an underrepresented group

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BOARD

Board of directors diversity

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

A major component of our diversity program is ensuring that mutual respect, inclusion and collaboration remain at the forefront of our culture. Workforce diversity gives American Tower a strategic advantage, as it brings fresh ideas into the business and helps us stay better connected to our tenants and communities. Our employees across the globe bring unique perspectives and come to us with different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We know these differences help drive innovation and long-term success.

EEO-1 Report

  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires employers to submit an EEO-1 report on an annual basis (the EEOC delayed the collection of data in 2019 and 2020 until 2021 due to COVID-19). The report breaks down an employer’s workforce by race, ethnicity and gender across job categories established by the EEOC. The data in the 2020 and 2019 reports was submitted to the EEOC in 2021, and the data in the 2018 report was submitted to the EEOC in 2019.
  • We employ more than 6,000 employees in 25 countries around the globe. The data included in our EEO-1 report reflects our U.S. operations only per the scope of the EEOC.
  • The job categories in the EEO-1 report below are provided by the EEOC and encompass a broad range of American Tower job titles and levels. For reference, generally, the “Executives/Sr. Officials & Mgrs” category reflects our executive level employees; the “First/Mid Officials & Mgrs” category reflects our employees who are managers; the “Professionals” category reflects our non-managers; the “Technicians” category reflects our tower site employees; the “Sales Workers” category reflects our sales staff; and the “Administrative Support” category reflects our administrators.
  • For more information on American Tower’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, please see our Sustainability Report.

DOWNLOAD OUR 2020 EEO-1 REPORT

DOWNLOAD OUR 2019 EEO-1 REPORT

DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 EEO-1 REPORT

Respect for and Protection of Human Rights

Respect for human rights is an essential value of American Tower and vital to the operation of our global business. We have built a reputation on ethics and integrity and are committed to a set of values that represent the highest standards of excellence. We seek to avoid infringing on the rights of others and endeavor to address adverse human rights impacts within the communities in which we conduct our business. We expect our employees, vendors and other stakeholders to share this commitment to ensure we all respect and promote human rights in all our business activities.

DOWNLOAD OUR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT

Wireless infrastructure to enable a connected world.

Founded in 1995, American Tower, one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate, with a portfolio of over 160,000 communications sites, including approximately 40,000 towers in the United States and more than 109,000 towers internationally.

Join Us
American Tower was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022 by FORTUNE magazine.