Vodacom SDG Report 2020

12 Vodafone Group UN SDGs | 2020 KEY TARGETS 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries. 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships. Partnerships for the Goals GOAL 17 OUR COMMITMENT Vodacom advocates for sustainable development, using our global footprint to influence others to do the same. We pursue an active social agenda and through the work of Vodacom Foundation, we work in partnership with governments and non-governmental organisations in many of our markets to accelerate socio-economic transformation and a better future for all. During the year we committed to a social contract which is a pact to help strengthen trust across all stakeholder groups. In simple terms, it is a renewal of vows with existing stakeholders to ensure that we strengthen our reputation and also drive an understanding with each stakeholder on what we stand for as a company. In our journey of becoming a purpose-led organisation, we are guided by a clear social contract – to build trust with our customers, ensure fairness and inclusivity, and maintain a reputation for responsible leadership and innovation while ensuring the achievement of the SDGs.