MTN Group has received recognition on the 2021 Fortune Change the World
list. The Change the World List is a global ranking of the top 53 companies that
make a measurable progress addressing pressing social problems as part
of their business strategy.
“MTN is humbled to recognised on the Fortune Change the World list. We
are committed to changing the world through meaningful contributions to
the societies across the markets in which we operate,” says MTN Group
President and CEO Ralph Mupita. “Our networks, products, and services
are supplied with the intention of closing the digital divide by facilitating
digital communications and financial inclusion.”
The publishers of the Change the World list have noted that many of this year’s
honourees are battling to reverse the neglect of some societal needs, as
magnified by the pandemic. These companies are investing in the long-term
health of their businesses by supporting those on the lower stages of the global
economic ladder, including distributing COVID-19 vaccines in low- and middleincome nations.
Since the start of the spread of COVID-19, MTN has remained committed to
playing a part in the ongoing fight against the pandemic through our global mask
wearing awareness campaign #wearitforme and #onemorepushafrica. Heeding
the call for vaccinations across the African continent, MTN donated
US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The donation to Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
will help secure up to seven million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for health
workers on the continent.
Also noted during the pandemic, the urgent need to stay connected, saw
data traffic soaring by 110% in 2020. MTN was able to address gaps in
connectivity by improving the affordability of its services, whilst providing
digital and financial solutions to consumers and businesses, whilst helping to drive digital inclusion to the most vulnerable and marginalised
communities on the African continent.
For MTN, better connectivity doesn’t mean less eco-responsibility. MTN
works with its partners to make sure we limit our environmental impact and
safeguards biodiversity around every cell tower we build. MTN has also set
science-based targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 47% by
2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2040.
For us, this is about being part of the long-term solution, harnessing the power
of partnerships to act swiftly to address the challenges brought on by the
pandemic, whilst prioritising our people, customers, and communities, as well as
looking after our businesses and the environment. It is for this reason, we
continue to believe in the power of collective action to make a meaningful
difference, focusing our efforts where needs are greatest.
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About MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a
clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our customers. We
are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern
connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South
Africa under the share code ‘MTN’. Our strategy, Ambition 2025, is anchored on
building the largest and most valuable platform business, with a clear focus on
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