Vodacom switches lights off in support of Earth Hour
Lights will go out around the world on Saturday evening, as participation in Earth Hour will create awareness on climate change globally.
Vodacom will also join millions by turning off all its non-essential utilities in 15 offices around South Africa, as well as all major advertising billboards and signage nationally, in support of Earth Hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on 23 March 2013.
"Although Earth Hour lasts only one hour, the awareness that it creates for the importance of sustainable practices around the world, is priceless. This is why we are committed to showing our support," says Maya Makanjee, Vodacom's Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs.
Looking beyond Earth Hour, Makanjee says that the Group is committed to reducing its energy footprint through dedicated energy efficiency programmes.
Vodacom recently launched the largest solar array of panels on a single building in Africa at its offices in Century City, Cape Town. The installation of the solar array is part of Vodacom's ongoing drive to help reduce the amount of energy the company consumes.
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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.