Vodacom SDG Report 2020

5 Vodafone Group UN SDGs | 2020 KEY TARGETS 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. 5b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women. Gender Equality GOAL 5 OUR COMMITMENT Vodacom provides women with access to life-enhancing services which help to unlock socio-economic opportunities and address inequality. We also champion the inclusion of women in the workplace, highlighting their vital role in our success, and adopt a progressive stance to encourage others to do the same. Connecting over nine million lives through our youth and women empowerment programmes by 2025 in South Africa. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Mum & Baby provides our communities with maternal health information with 1.8 millionregistered users across South Africa. Vodacom has connected 14.6 million female customers (up 23% from 11.9 million customers in financial year 2016) in South Africa. The Vodacom Foundation partnered with United Nations Women and South African Women in Farming to train more than 1 000 female farmers in ICT skills since inception in 2019. In Lesotho, the Vodacom Foundation implemented the Nokaneng app which provides information on curbing gender-based violence with over 1 594 registered users. In South Africa, women account for 43.5% of our workforce, with 34.4% at senior management level against the target of 36%. Vodacom spent R1.2 million to train GBV survivors in digital skills in South Africa. In Tanzania, Wazazi Nipendeni , a mobile health platform, disseminates relevant maternal health information with over R1.2 million subscribers. Vodacom invested R331 million in black employees with a total of R149 million invested in black female employees, and more than R14 million invested in the development of black youth living with disabilities in South Africa.