Sustainable Development Goals

VodafoneZiggo recognises the importance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 set by the United Nations (UN). Having identified the seven SDGs where we believe we can make the biggest impact, we have linked these to our Progress for Everyone strategic pillar and our Sustainable Finance Framework.

As VodafoneZiggo, we selected seven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intend to make an active contribution in those areas. Those objectives are linked to our Progress for Everyone strategic pillar. In addition, the SDGs also form part of our Green Bond Framework and the Sustainable Finance Framework.

SDG 4: Quality education

We work with our partners to develop special teaching programmes to enable young people and senior citizens to acquire the digital skills they need to be safe online and to make the most of the digital world. In addition, we organise workshops at our offices where we introduce children to the opportunities offered by the technology sector.

SDG 5: Gender equality

By promoting and actively working on gender diversity in our leadership and the way we work, we champion gender equality. The result of this is a diverse workforce that can take on the challenges of a diverse society, promoting equal opportunities, and setting a precedent for inclusivity and gender balance in the corporate world.

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

Our networks, offices and shops all consume energy. We invest continuously in energy efficiency equipment and software. Since 2016, we have purchased renewable Guarantees of Origin for 100% of the electricity used by our network, buildings and infrastructure, hence contributing to the energy transition in the EU. In 2023, for the first time, we also purchased these guarantees for the electricity use of our electric vehicle (EV) fleet.

SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

VodafoneZiggo deploys, operates and maintains high-quality infrastructure and – in collaboration with our parent companies – uses AI, automation and machine learning to drive innovation. In this way, we are making our network resilient, future-proof and environmentally sound. In 2023, we invested more than €600 million in these endeavours. From a social perspective, our goal is to make our technology and innovative solutions accessible to everyone and help eradicate the digital divide.

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

We want our employees to feel at home with us and able to use their talents to their full potential. We therefore actively work to provide a safe working environment in which everyone – regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, origin or religion – can be themselves. Together with our partners, we are also working to ensure that everyone can benefit from our digital society, by providing digital skills programmes and by making our digital services and products accessible to everyone.

SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions enabled by VodafoneZiggo’s networks and technologies, cities can now be made more efficient, safer and more sustainable. As well as helping to create these so-called smart cities, we are adjusting our ways of working and our infrastructure to help mitigate air and noise pollution and reduce the environmental impact of cities.

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

We are constantly working to deliver more sustainable products and services and use resources more responsibly. As such, we engage with our vendors on developing more energy-efficient products made with recycled materials, and with our logistics partners on collecting and refurbishing used devices. Furthermore, we strive to reduce waste by eliminating plastic when possible and designing more compact packaging. Finally, we support circularity by giving a second life to redundant parts of our network through a specialised marketplace.

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