The Democratic Republic of Congo celebrated International Earth Day with Vodacom Congo promoting a range of environmental initiatives.
Within the framework of a well-defined green policy, the company has already installed 855 solar sites throughout the Republic, promoting a digital culture in its administration and waste recycling.
As part of developing its ‘Planet’ pillar, Vodacom Congo is committed to actively supporting the global drive to achieve the 13th and 17th United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which relate to environmental protection.
The environment is constantly subject to several converging pressures, ranging from the waste of water resources (drying up, wastage, pollution), deforestation, air pollution, conflicts, and land use change.
Aware that environmental issues represent a strategic challenge for companies today, Vodacom Congo is keen to articulate its positioning in favour of the protection of the Earth in general and the environment by reducing ecological pressure, through various initiatives including: Consume 100 per cent green energy by 2050; Promote environmental education and awareness; Provide solutions to the problem of managing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and other waste; Promote the adoption of new technologies in response to the climate problem and Encourage and support actions to mitigate the effects of global warming.
For the past two years, as part of its corporate social responsibility, Vodacom Congo has been associated with “MOPEPE Energy Solutions – Ecocar” which is a green initiative made in Congo, working in new technologies, activism against climate change and the well-being of our planet to promote sustainable development in the DRC.
More recently, Vodacom Congo is partnering with USAID/FABS on the protection of the environment, focusing on biodiversity (fauna and flora) through digital innovations to raise awareness among the population and efficiently combat wildlife crime.
Facing the climatic urgency, Vodacom Congo commits itself to act today in support of the actions of the protection of the fauna and the flora, as well as the fight against global warming through education and the sensitization of the young people, women and communities, employees and partners and thus, to contribute to the restoration of our damaged ecosystems by protecting this common and invaluable good which is our planet Earth. Let’s act together to save the planet. Together, everything is possible!