The digital revolution is a powerful agent for transforming society for the better. Conversely, a lack of access to the digital world creates wider social and economic disparities.
As an emerging market operator, addressing social challenges is an inherent part of our business.
MTN can only flourish when the communities and ecosystems in which it operates are healthy. We, therefore, leverage our size, resources and capabilities to enable the socio-economic development of the communities within which we operate, so they may benefit from a modern connected life.
We enable thriving communities by creating jobs and equipping our people and African youth for the future world of work, while always upholding the rights of all our customers.
We strive to always conduct business that supports the long-term sustainability of societies in which we operate. To meet these objectives, we have defined several positions that guide us in operating ethically, respectfully and in rights-driven ways that has the least negative impacts.
Supporting the long-term sustainability of societies
MTN strives to conduct business in a way that is respectful of the rights of all people. We believe in the rights of all people to communicate, access and share information freely and responsibly, and to enjoy privacy and security regarding their data and their use of digital communications.
Wherever we operate, MTN adheres to a culture of sound ethical business conduct that generates economic value for the benefit of our communities and stakeholders. We do so in a manner that is eco-responsible and sustainable. We remain steadfast in our efforts to ensure a strong ethical culture within our business.
Driven by this core belief we strive to reach the most vulnerable, marginalised, underserved communities and members of society without leaving anyone behind. In all we do, we strive to leverage our core capabilities to enable the socio-economic development of the communities within which we operate.
The workplace is changing at a rapid pace and technologically driven advancements are creating new ecosystems and transforming the world of work. MTN understands that it is essential for our sustainability to understand change and build resilience by enhancing skills, knowledge and attributes for our people, our business and our stakeholders. We believe that diversity and inclusion is a critical aspect of enhancing our strength and competitive advantage.
In a globalised world, organisations must rely on and work with one another to succeed. As a result, we rely on a complex and multilayer global supply chain to provide our customers with the products and services that they need. We have embedded integrity into our supply chains by managing different legal, social, ethical and environmental risks and ensuring that our suppliers have sustainable business practices in place.