2019 Sustainable Business Report

SAFARICOM SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT 2019 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT CONCLUDING REMARKS 41 ONE PLANET SUMMIT - AFRICA PLEDGE Africa is the continent most affected by the consequences of climate change – droughts, floods, coastal erosion – despite being responsible for only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The One Planet Summit, a coalition dedicated to accelerating the global transition to a low carbon economy, took place in Nairobi on 14 March alongside the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), hosted by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Emmanuel Macron of France. The event brought together government, private sector and non-governmental organisations in calling for accelerated climate action to deliver high- impact outcomes for African populations and to protect biodiversity in Africa. OUR OVERALL ENERGY AND RESOURCE CONSUMPTION As the following graphic illustrates, our electricity consumption increased by 12.6 per cent during the year as a result of the continued expansion of our network and the accelerated connection of national grid electricity to new sites. Our fuel consumption increased by 7.9 per cent, from 9,432,788 litres in FY18 to 10,181,646 litres in FY19. Energy and Resource Consumption MANAGING OUR ENERGY CONSUMPTION Our energy reduction strategy includes planning for different operating modes, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, improving site efficiencies, greenhouse gas (GHG) and carbon emission reductions, and a roadmap towards net zero at all of our sites. Repeaters and monitoring tools are having a positive impact on energy efficiency, and there has been a reduction in per-site costs on build. Cost of Energy Consumption per Site (KSh per month) “The tool is useful and the information on my carbon footprint is quite enlightening. I realise that anything you do on a daily basis counts. Without this measurement I would be in the business-as-usual mode of doing things, but now I have committed to carpooling with a colleague and plan to plant 100 trees to offset my personal carbon footprint.” – Ida Juma, Safaricom staff 50,292 48,614 47,511 46,649 FY16 FY18 FY17 FY19 20,000 30,000 50,000 40,000 Financial Year 71,562 116,988 141,500 159,295 9,704,395 11,483,978 9.432,788 10,181,646 94,930 96,650 91,449 99,827 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 Electricity (MWh) Fuel* (Litres) Water (m 3 ) * Diesel and petrol