Vodacom SDG Report 2020

11 Vodafone Group UN SDGs | 2020 KEY TARGETS 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries. 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning. Climate Action GOAL 13 OUR COMMITMENT Vodacom is committed to reducing the amount of GHG emissions associated with our operations and will increase the proportion of the electricity we buy from renewable sources. Halving our GHG emissions by 2025 across all our markets KEY HIGHLIGHTS Vodacom fully supports green recovery programmes and believe that a net zero future by 2050 is achievable through collective ambition and action. Vodacomhas reduced carbon emissions by 42 248 MtCO 2 e through energy efficiency and renewable energy since 2017. These energy savings equates to 17 607 tCO 2 e GHG emissions reduced during the year. Vodacom signed a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) which covers 36 base station sites in South Africa. Our property portfolio which contributes approximately 10% of our energy profile, saved 5.35 GWh of electricity during the year in South Africa, leading to a further reduction o f 5 564 mtCO 2 e GHG emissions. The Vodacom Foundation, through the Disaster Relief Fund, spent close to R7 million to drill boreholes and install and refill Jojo water tanks with drinkable water at 85 schools and teacher centres in South Africa. Vodacom Group is consistently recognised as the leader in Carbon Disclosure in the South African telecommunications industry. In the financial year 2020, Vodacom saved R24.8 million in energy costs from the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects . Vodacom has over 950 solar-powered network sites across all our markets. Vodacom is a member of the National Business Initiative (NBI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) who are the thought leaders and advocates for a transition to a low carbon future.