What is JAC?

JAC is an association of telecom operators aiming to verify, assess and develop the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implementation across the manufacturing centres of important multinational suppliers of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

JAC members share resources and best practices to develop long term Corporate Social Responsibility implementation in the different layers or tiers of the ICT Supply Chain globally.


JAC was created by Deutsche Telecom, Orange and Telecom Italia and came to life on January 2010 with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement defined the audit process and tools that should be implemented and that were used since the first JAC campaign in June 2010.

In 2011, four additional Telecom companies became part of this initiative. Three more companies joined between 2012 and 2013. Six more members joined between 2016 and 2018.  JAC currently has 27 major telco members and still continues to grow in 2023. 

Our Members

Member companies

Currently, the association encompasses a total of 27 Telecom Operators (in alphabetical order): 2degrees, A1 Telekom Austria, Airtel Group (Airtel Africa, Airtel India), AT&T, Bouygues Telecom, BT Group, Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, KPN, Liberty Global, MTN, NTT, Nuuday, Odido, Orange, Proximus, Spark, Swisscom, TDC NET, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telia Company, Telstra, Telus, Verizon and Vodafone.

Mission and Vision

  • Mission

    Sustainability is a common cause beyond competition.
    Organisations cannot address sustainability issues in isolation and therefore JAC member companies have a duty to collaborate and cooperate beyond competition. This approach improves the effective implementation of Sustainability principles in our industry
  • Vision

    JAC has the vision to be the driving force in raising Sustainability & CSR awareness towards common suppliers to ensure adherence to internationally recognized standards along the ICT supply chain and upholding human rights, social, labour and environmental standards
  • Approach

    Collaborative efforts from suppliers and Telecom Operators to verify, assess and develop sustainability standards and best practices across the different layers or tiers of the supply chain