Vodafone announces new global employee commitment on menopause

Almost two thirds of women who have had menopause symptoms said this impacted them at work, and that more workplace support is needed, new research by Opinium reveals. Vodafone is making a global commitment to support its employees during the menopause, with an announcement that coincided with International Women’s Day last month. The new commitment forms part of the company’s broader strategy of supporting all employees through every life stage to create a culture of inclusion. Vodafone today published new independent research conducted by Opinium. Based on a survey of…

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Vodafone commits to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2040

Vodafone will slash its global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040 – 10 years ahead of its original 2050 target. To fulfil this commitment, Vodafone will aim to eliminate carbon emissions from its own activities, as well as from the energy it purchases, by 2030. Vodafone also aims to halve its carbon emissions from joint ventures, supply chain purchases and business travel, as well as from the products it sells, by 2030. All of the new targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership…

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New Vodafone environmental targets: ‘We have an opportunity to reshape our future sustainably’

Vodafone recently announced that it will be running its European network on 100% renewable electricity by July 2021 – four years earlier than planned. The move, which will affect 11 markets across Europe, means that our power will come solely from wind, solar or hydro sources. The telecoms giant, which had originally pledged to have a ‘Green Gigabit Net’ by 2025, has also committed to helping its business customers reduce their carbon emissions by 350 million tonnes by 2030. Nick Read, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Group, said: “More than ever,…

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Vodafone and Barnardo’s ‘Great British Tech Appeal’ now open to businesses

‘The Great British Tech Appeal’, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s in May, is now open to businesses. From today, any business can donate five or more unwanted smartphones and tablets for redistribution to disadvantaged children, families and the charity workers who support them. Vodafone will cover the cost of collections, repackaging and redistribution and will provide six months free connectivity for every device. In addition to providing devices to Barnardo’s, the Appeal is also supporting the British Red Cross and domestic abuse charity SafeLives. The Great British Tech Appeal is…

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Garvan and The Vodafone Foundation launch #OurDreamJob Campaign

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and The Vodafone Foundation has announced that now millions of Australians with a smartphone can put their phone to work to help fight cancer – while they sleep. The DreamLab app, which is now available on iOS and Android, works by combining the processing power of Australian mobile devices with an internet connection to create the world’s first distributed smartphone supercomputer for cancer research. Celebrities, politicians, CEOs and – most importantly – everyday Australians are set to embrace the app as their ‘DreamJob’; a…

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