Vodacom Partners with COP27 Egypt UN Climate Change Conference

Vodacom Group is partnering with the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference being hosted in Sharm el-Sheikh by the Egyptian government. Vodafone Group is the Principal Partner for Communications for the conference.

Vodacom recognises that climate change poses risks to business, government and communities alike. Through our purpose to connect for a better future and our firm believe that business success should not come at the cost of the environment, we are collectively committed to reducing our environmental impact and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 50% by 2025 and have a roadmap in place to reduce waste and water across our operations.

As part of our commitment and participation in COP27, we will engage with government, business and civil society to tackle the scourge of the negative impacts exacerbated by climate change across the African continent, especially food insecurity.
As a technology company, our digital solutions and capabilities play a critical role in helping society to mitigate and adapt against climate change impacts. The Internet of Things (IoT) for instance, is key in saving energy, creating cleaner and more efficient communities and enabling sectors such as agriculture to be more efficient and sustainable and we look forward to engaging on this at COP27 so we can accelerate the fight against climate change.

Shameel Joosub, CEO, Vodacom Group

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