Vodafone offers free connectivity to help not-for-profit organisations tackle digital exclusion

Vodafone has launched charities.connected, an initiative giving any charity in the UK the opportunity to apply for free connectivity to help the individuals and families it supports get online and improve its own digital capability. This is part of Vodafone’s recently announced commitment to tackle digital exclusion and connect  one million people by the end of 2022. Registered charities can apply for the free connectivity, in the form of SIM cards with 20GB of data, plus free calls and texts every month for six months. The pandemic has highlighted the…

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Vodafone’s European network 100% powered by electricity from renewable sources

Vodafone has confirmed that its entire European operations – including mobile and fixed networks, data centres, retail and offices – will be 100% powered by electricity from renewable sources from 1 July 2021, marking a key step towards Vodafone’s goal of reducing its own carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2030 and across the company’s entire value chain by 2040.[1] Vodafone will celebrate the milestone across Europe and raise awareness of its green network with a simultaneous consumer campaign that will include Vodafone’s iconic brand turning ‘green’ across key digital…

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Vodafone commits to connecting one million people living in digital poverty

Vodafone has announced it will connect one million people living in digital poverty. The commitment will be met between now and the end of 2022 through a range of programmes, including Vodafone’s Great British Tech Appeal and its new Buy One, Give One initiative for customers of Vodafone Together, Vodafone’s converged broadband and mobile package. For every new and existing Vodafone Together household, Vodafone will provide a person in need with a SIM card, loaded with 20GB of data plus free calls and texts each month for up to a…

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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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