Chad Wilkerson

Chad Wilkerson

Director, Sustainability & Infrastructure Sourcing at T-Mobile

T-Mobile US, Inc.
Discover T-Mobile's commitment to sustainability and net-zero emissions with Chad Wilkerson

T-Mobile is not just about delivering exceptional connectivity; it's also at the forefront of corporate environmental responsibility. With an unwavering commitment to energy efficiency, renewable sources, and product circularity, the company is leading the way towards a more sustainable future. 
Under the guidance of Chad Wilkerson, T-Mobile’s Director of Sustainability, the company has set out on an ambitious path to reduce its environmental impact significantly.

Driving change in environmental sustainability

T-Mobile's approach to sustainability is comprehensive, incorporating everything from energy procurement to product circularity. The company has proudly committed to sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources and achieving net-zero emissions by 2040. These efforts are part of a broader strategy to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. “Environmental sustainability is a challenge,” says Wilkerson, emphasising the necessity of a robust and sustainable supply chain. His expertise in business operations and energy management has proven crucial in advancing T-Mobile's environmental goals.

From solitary exploration to leading a team

Wilkerson’s 16-year journey at T-Mobile has been characterised by remarkable growth, from managing energy procurement accounting to leading sustainability initiatives. His realisation of the potential to leverage data for sustainability marked the beginning of a transformative path. Initially working alone, Wilkerson gradually expanded his focus and built a team dedicated to implementing a comprehensive sustainability agenda. His work has not only progressed T-Mobile's objectives but also set a precedent for corporate environmental responsibility.

Collaboration and collective responsibility

A critical element of Wilkerson's success is his innovative approach to overcoming challenges, notably in achieving net zero emissions. T-Mobile's significant accomplishment of 100% renewable energy usage in 2021 highlights Wilkerson's adeptness at managing complex sustainability goals. By fostering collaborative partnerships and promoting a culture of collective responsibility, he has been instrumental in reducing emissions across the board. Wilkerson’s leadership style is defined by encouragement and the freedom to innovate, influencing his team to aim high and embrace imperfection in pursuit of continuous improvement.

Wilkerson’s contributions to sustainability extend beyond T-Mobile, with active involvement in international sustainability boards and the broader community. His efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and underscore the importance of collaborative action in addressing global environmental challenges. Through shared inspiration and open dialogue, Wilkerson is helping to drive meaningful change in the world of sustainability.

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