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Our contribution to the UN SDGs

Through our local businesses, our sustainable business strategy, goals and programmes, and the work of the Vodafone Foundation, we estimate that we make the greatest impact on five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our contribution to the UN SDGs (PDF, 3.4 Mb)

Vodafone Green Bond Framework

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Vodafone Group Plc has designed a Green Bond Framework under which Vodafone can issue Green Bonds. This document acts as a framework for what projects are eligible under the use of proceeds, how they are selected, the management of proceeds and reporting. Sustainalytics, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis, has provided a second-party opinion on Vodafone’s framework.

Vodafone Green Bond Framework (PDF, 771 Kb)

Sustainalytics Second Party Opinion (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

We are committed to taking appropriate steps to ensure that everyone who works for Vodafone – in any capacity, anywhere in the world – benefits from a working environment in which their fundamental rights and freedoms are respected. In our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, we report on our efforts to prevent modern slavery in line with the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015).

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018-19 (PDF, 2.3 Mb)

Conflict Minerals Report

We are members of, and involved in, industry initiatives such as the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) in order to improve transparency in supply chains. If we can influence the design or manufacture of products, we try to ensure that they do not contain metals and minerals that fund conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide further details of our approach to this issue in our statutory Conflict Minerals Report.

Conflict Minerals Report 2018 (PDF, 474 Kb)

Digital rights and freedoms

Our disclosures on matters regarding digital human rights include information on our policies and principles related to government access to customer data, as well as our principles on freedom of expression and insights into the issues surrounding network censorship and the digital rights of the child.

Digital rights and freedoms reporting centre

Gender pay gap

We believe our strong commitment to diversity is a source of business strength and welcome public focus on the need for a significant increase in women’s leadership of organisations. In this report, we present the gender pay gap data for our UK businesses and summarise the programmes that are designed to enhance our overall gender balance.

UK Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 (PDF, 2 Mb)