Safaricom - 2020 Sustainable Business Report

SAFARICOM 2020 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT 46 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS OUR STAKEHOLDERS CONCLUDING REMARKS Environmental stewardship As an increasing number of business leaders and organisations are acknowledging, the future growth and resilience of successful companies will be determined by their ability to navigate the looming global shift to a low-carbon, clean-technology based economy. We continue to take our social and moral responsibility to manage our environmental impact seriously. We recognise that environmental considerations are not separate from our core business, but an integral part of our overall business sustainability and success. We remain committed to operating in an environmentally sound and sustainable way, and managing and reporting our environmental performance in an open and transparent manner. Managing our emissions We remain committed to becoming a net zero carbon-emitting company by 2050. As part of this commitment, we continue to monitor and report our carbon footprint. As the graph alongside shows, we achieved 9% reduction in the overall footprint. The reduction was driven by a significant fall in scope 3 emissions, caused by COVID-19 and the associated reduction in travel. Diesel and refrigerant consumption also decreased and billing accuracy improved for electricity consumption. We remain committed to implementing Net Zero action plan that will bear long term and sustained reduction per our science based targets. CO2e emissions (tCO2e) FY17 FY18 FY20 FY19 60 199.2 65 708.5 63 684.5 59 811.0 Scope 1: direct emissions from fuels, gases, company-owned vehicles, fuels used at BTS stations, refrigerants and fugitive gases Scope 2: indirect emissions from electricity generation and use Scope 3: indirect emissions within the value chain, mostly travel-related FY20 FY19 FY18 FY17 Scope 1 28 311.3 33 057.3 36 035.3 37 629.7 Scope 2 28 881.1 26 833.3 23 835.6 19 706.7 Scope 3 2 618.6 5 818.0 3 813.6 2 862.8 Total 59 811.0 65 708.5 63 684.5 60 199.2 As part of our ongoing commitment to the SDGs, we continue to work towards improving energy and resource efficiency in our network and facilities to reduce carbon emissions and our consumption. We are committed to a plastic free Safaricom and continue to collect and recycle waste, including E-waste. We recognise that we are uniquely placed and continue to work with our partners to develop clean, efficient and affordable energy and water related technology solutions and payment platforms.