At Vodacom, our sustainability journey is our business journey. We do not see sustainability as separate to our core business, nor do we see it as a discrete set of issues that need to be ‘managed’. Rather, we continue to unlock value in our business by using it as a lens through which to identify the risks and opportunities that affect our ability to continue to add value to our stakeholders and to fulfil our purpose. It is this belief that has informed the approach to our sustainability strategy.
Our industry is fast-paced and exciting, with an ever-increasing rate of change and increasing complexity. The issues that matter to our business and our stakeholders will continue to evolve, as will our strategy to deal with them. The priorities and initiatives will live and grow with these changing times, and it this flexibility that we have built into the design of the strategy process. We will continue to engage our people and external stakeholders for the issues that matter most to them, and develop a response that moves our business forward and fulfils our purpose in society.
We live out Vodacom’s commitment to sustainability through the decisions we make and actions we take on a daily basis. Our sustainability priorities guide the issues that we dedicate our attention to because they are important to our stakeholders and our business strategy. We have embedded key performance indicators into the various aspects of how we manage our business while enhancing our ability to track the impact of the different initiatives and to report back to stakeholders on our performance.