Safaricom - 2020 Sustainable Business Report

SAFARICOM 2020 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT 22 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS OUR STAKEHOLDERS CONCLUDING REMARKS Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals In 2016, we identified nine SDGs to integrate into our business operations. In making the SDGs a central pillar of our business, we have made sustainable development a part of the organisational and business culture at Safaricom. The above infographic provides a brief overview of these nine goals and how we have interpreted/integrated them, together with examples of specific contributions we have made towards them since. Good Health and Well-being “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Key targets: 3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births. 3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births. 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Our contribution: Leverage our mobile technologies to transform lives by improving access to quality and affordable health care services and by promoting well-being for all. Projects: • M-Tiba has over 4.8 million users accessing health services at 3 499 approved health facilities countrywide and has paid out over KSh 1 billion to date. M-Tiba is an e-wallet health payments solution that enables the users to save towards healthcare expenses from as little as KSh 10. M-Tiba is a partnership between Safaricom and CarePay. • We launched Safiri Smart, a disease and epidemic surveillance platform that gives travellers alerts on infections risk, it has 292 725 subscribers. Safiri Smart is a partnership between Safaricom and Korea Telcom. • The maternal and child health programmes of the Safaricom and M-PESA Foundations have improved access to quality, affordable medical services for over 367 341 Kenyans.