2019 Sustainable Business Report

SAFARICOM SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT 2019 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT CONCLUDING REMARKS 45 MANAGING ELECTRONIC WASTE E-waste, which consists of inappropriately discarded electrical or electronic devices, is a growing problem. Only 20 per cent of global e-waste is recycled each year, leaving 40 million tonnes to be placed in landfills, burned or illegally traded. Much of it consists of hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium and sulphur. The consequence is a loss to the supply chain of valuable and critical raw materials, as well as serious health, environmental and societal issues. We continue to collect and manage e-waste with our partner, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre. INTERNATIONAL E-WASTE DAY On 13 October 2018, we joined organisations around the world in celebrating the first-ever International E-Waste Day, along with the WEEE Centre and other partners. Invited guests including members of Parliament used the day to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling and to encourage customers, consumers and government institutions to recycle devices through our e-waste management programme. In the ensuing six months, nationwide public consultations were held on three proposed pieces of e-waste legislation due to be enacted in 2019. Cumulative E-waste Collected (tonnes) 340 632 855 1,072 FY16 FY18 FY17 FY19 0 250 500 1,250 750 1,000 Financial Year WATER MANAGEMENT WATER CONSUMPTION Our measured water consumption increased in the year under review by 9.2 per cent. This increase was due to the newly opened care centre at Eldoret, which consumed 9,169m 3 . Water Consumption Trends FY16 FY18 FY17 FY19 80,000 85,000 90,000 95,000 100,000 94,930 96,650 91,449 99,827 105,000 Water Consumption (m 3 ) Financial Year