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The modern world cannot function without digital networks.

In fact, our products and services play a central role in the daily lives and livelihoods of more than half a billion people across more than 25 countries.

Of course, innovation and technology doesn’t stand still. As it develops so do the opportunities for us to help even more people and communities around the world.

So how are we building a sustainable business?

Providing mums and carers with free health advice, South Africa

By empowering women and promoting gender equality, we can enable communities, economies and businesses – including our own – to prosper.

Our 2025 goals

We aim to connect an additional 50 million women living in emerging markets to mobile

Our ambition is for Vodafone to become the world’s best employer for women

In South Africa, Vodacom’s Mum & Baby platform provides free health information to parents and caregivers on the different stages of pregnancy, and is designed for those on low incomes. Over the last year, 1.2 million registered users have accessed this free health information.

Read about our commitment to women’s empowerment

Energy efficiency

By improving the energy efficiency of our operations and moving to purchase renewable electricity, we can substantially reduce our emissions, while our Internet of Things (IoT) technology can also help our customers to reduce theirs.

Our 2025 goals

To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 40%

To purchase 100% of the electricity we use from renewable sources

As a world leader in IoT mobile services we are helping our customers to manage their energy more efficiently and reduce their emissions. This year we met our target to help our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by two tonnes for every tonne generated from our operations.

Read about our commitment to reducing carbon emissions

Future jobs finder

By supporting young people to understand how they can contribute to the digital economy, while providing opportunities for them to experience our own digital workplace.

Our 2022 goals

Support 10 million young people to access digital skills, learning and employment opportunities

Provide up to 100,000 young people with a digital workplace experience in Vodafone

This year we launched our What will you be? programme which will provide young people career guidance and access to training content and jobs in the digital economy. As part of this, we have launched our Future Jobs Finder – which helps young people gain new digital skills and discover opportunities for employment in the growing digital economy.

Read about our commitment to youth skills and jobs