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Kenya’s biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom, has been recognised for the ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.

The mobile service provider was identified as being among the highest-engaged participants of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.


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A Safaricom shop. The telco giant has been recognised for the ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. (Garden City Mall)

 

“LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating the world we want will not happen without bold action from the responsible business community.

“We need companies like those recognised today as LEAD to be an inspiration to other companies, large and small, across the world”, said Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

He encouraged more companies to follow in Safaricom’s example during the announcement that was made at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit 2018 in New York this week.

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Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, said the company took active steps towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Vision 2030.


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Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, said the company took active steps towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Vision 2030. (Courtesy)

“By integrating a principles-based approach to sustainability, we are taking shared responsibility for achieving a better world. In 2016 we began the process of integrating 9 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into our business operations and our business sustainability framework is now anchored around the SDGs,” he said.

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The company joins corporates like Unilever, Accenture and Nestle among others who have all been named Global Compact LEAD companies



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