Our customers live in emerging countries that are resource-rich, but globally are
most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For this reason, we take our responsibility
to address our environmental impact seriously.
The three most material areas of impact where our efforts can have a less harmful
impact on the environment are managing and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions,
ensuring our network implementation is environmentally-sound, and responding to
the global proliferation of electronic and electrical waste.
- MTN Nigeria saves R225, 224.00 or 80% of diesel consumption (and maintenance costs)
per annum on operational costs for every solar-powered site;
- R12 million in carbon credits between 2013 and 2017 realised by MTN South Africa
by trading 15,000 tonnes of avoided emissions;
- MTN Irancell has seven main switch sites powered by natural gas;
- 12 MTN operations now reporting their energy use (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo,
Brazzaville, Guinea Bissau, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Cyprus, South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland);
- 20 MTN operations have access to online and offline carbon, climate, energy and