Vodacom recognised as Best Performer on JSE SRI Index
Vodacom was today recognised as a Best Performer company on the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index. This accolade was achieved in the low environmental impact category, and Vodacom was the only ICT company to be awarded this status.
Best Performers are companies that meet their relevant environmental threshold, their core indicators for societal, governance and related sustainability concerns as well all climate change indicators.
The Index philosophy is founded on the principals of the triple bottom line, namely environmental, social and economic sustainability, underpinned by robust corporate governance.
"We are pleased to have been recognised by the JSE as a Best Performer and we are proud to be part of the SRI Index," says Portia Maurice, Vodacom's chief officer for corporate affairs. "We recognise that sustainability has long since evolved from being a corporate nice to have to being an integral part of our strategy and approach to business."
Apart from its commitment to reducing its carbon emissions by 5% every year, Vodacom recently achieved Africa's first 6-Star Green Star rating for the Vodafone Innovation Centre building in Midrand. The innovation centre, a carbon neutral building, will house a team of experts tasked with developing innovative technology to help reduce Vodafone's carbon footprint globally.
This is the third consecutive year that Vodacom has been included on the SRI Index and its first as a Best Performer.
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Vodacom notice - Phishing
Vodacom has recently been made aware of some customers receiving fraudulent emails claiming to be from Vodacom and asking for updated contact information. The mails may even look authentic and contain the Vodacom logo and corporate colours.
Note: Vodacom won't ever ask for personal information over email.
These are scams commonly known as 'phishing' and all Vodacom customers should take note of the following before responding to an email from a site asking for personal information.
- Check that the email address and the sender name match.
- Hover over (but do not click) any links to check if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- Make sure that the email address or phone number listed in the email is the same as the one that should be on that company's records.
- Does the message start with a generic greeting, like "Dear customer." Most legitimate companies will include the recipient's name in their messages
If you suspect a phishing mail, contact our customer care by dialing 111 from your Vodacom handset. Alternatively, send us an email by completing the Scams & Hoax form.