Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainable Business Report 2019
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Vodafone’s sustainable business strategy is embedded within and helps to drive its purpose – to connect for a better future – and is accompanied by a commitment to act responsibly and with integrity wherever it operates.
June 6, 2019 - Vodafone’s sustainable business strategy is embedded within and helps to drive its purpose – to connect for a better future – and is accompanied by a commitment to act responsibly and with integrity wherever it operates.
Through its business, Vodafone aims to help build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet. That is why it has committed to improve one billion lives and halve its environmental impact by 2025.
The Report, for the financial year ended 31 March 2019, contains an overview of Vodafone’s ambitions and what it aims to achieve, together with its progress to date. Also published is Vodafone’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018-19, which sets out how it addresses the risk of slavery across its businesses and supply chain.
At the heart of Vodafone’s strategy is its intention to deliver significant impact in three distinct areas, each of which aims to deliver meaningful benefits for its customers and for wider society:
Women’s empowerment highlights:
Youth skills and jobs highlights:
Energy innovation highlights:
Vodafone is also committed to operating responsibly and with integrity. The report outlines the policies, approach and controls Vodafone puts in place to manage key risks such as digital human rights, ensuring integrity in its supply chain, health and safety, protecting its customers’ data and respecting their right to privacy.
Vodafone’s strategy also continues to help drive impact against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and specifically those that relate to quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, and climate action. More information can be found at Vodafone.com/sdgs.
The Sustainable Business Report 2019 is available at
About Vodafone Group
Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading telecoms and technology service providers. We have extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets.
Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 41 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 31 March 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 650 million mobile customers, 19 million fixed broadband customers and 14 million TV customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile telecommunications company, with equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Markets in more than 40 countries. As of 31 December 2008, Vodafone had approximately 289 million proportionate customers worldwide. The Company's ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Company's American Depositary Shares ('ADSs') are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit www.vodafone.com.