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Vodacom celebrates Earth Day

A Vodacom logo sits on display outside the Vodacom World mall, operated by Vodacom Group Ltd., in the Midrand district of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Vodacom, which is 65 percent owned by Newbury, England-based Vodafone and the South African market leader by subscriber numbers, is expanding its internet offering to offset falling voice revenue. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

Celebrating International Earth Day, Vodacom Congo renews its commitment to protect the environment and fight against climate change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The environment is constantly subject to several converging pressures, ranging from the waste of water resources (drying up, wastage, pollution), deforestation, air pollution, conflicts, and land use change. 

As part of developing its “Planet” pillar, Vodacom Congo, in its capacity as a green company, is committed to actively supporting the global drive to achieve the 13th and 17th United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which relate to environmental protection.

Aware that environmental issues represent a strategic challenge for companies today, Vodacom Congo is keen to articulate its positioning in favor of the protection of the Earth in general and the environment by reducing ecological pressure, through various initiatives in particular:

  • Consume 100% green energy by 2050.
  • Promote environmental education and awareness.
  • Provide solutions to the problem of managing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and other waste.
  • Promote the adoption of new technologies in response to the climate problem.
  • Encourage and support actions to mitigate the effects of global warming.

Within the framework of a well-defined green policy, the Company has already installed 855 solar sites throughout the Republic, promoting a digital culture in its administration and waste recycling.

For the past two years, as part of its corporate social responsibility, Vodacom Congo has been associated with “MOPEPE Energy Solutions – Ecocar” which is a green initiative made in Congo, working in new technologies, activism against climate change and the well-being of our planet to promote sustainable development in the DRC. 

More recently, Vodacom Congo is partnering with USAID/FABS on the protection of the environment, focusing on biodiversity (fauna and flora) through digital innovations to raise awareness among the population and efficiently combat wildlife crime.

Facing the climatic urgency, Vodacom Congo commits itself to act today in support of the actions of the protection of the fauna and the flora, as well as the fight against global warming through education and the sensitization of the young people, women and communities, employees and partners and thus, to contribute to the restoration of our damaged ecosystems by protecting this common and invaluable good which is our planet Earth.

Let’s act together to save the planet!

Together, everything is possible!

About Vodacom Congo

Vodacom Congo, a subsidiary of the Vodafone Group, is a telecommunications company in the Democratic Republic of Congo, providing a wide range of communication services, including voice, messaging, internet, mobile money, and convergent services to more than 20 million subscribers and businesses since 2002. 

Vodacom has been a key partner in the Congolese economy, working for connectivity and inclusion for over 20 years. Vodacom contributes to the reduction of the digital divide by connecting cities and villages with a coverage of 60% of the population. 

Vodacom Congo is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive, honest, and mutually beneficial relationship with all its stakeholders through the resilience of its network, the continued quality of its services, the support of the education and health sectors, the availability of public information, the provision of analytical data and financial inclusion.

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