Sustainable Business Report 2019

Sustainable Business
Report 2019

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The Year at a Glance for Diversity and Equality


To become Ireland’s best employer for women 50% of our Senior Leadership Team are women.

To be recognised as a Top 10 employer for LGBT+ people in Ireland.


Won Best Workplace Diversity Strategy Award from the HR Leadership and Management Awards 2019.


Vodafone Ireland won the Best Workplace Diversity Strategy Award from the HR Leadership and Management Awards 2019.

Pride at Vodafone

The Vodafone Ireland LGBT+ Friends Network is dedicated to celebrating LGBT+ pride in our business. The mission of this grass roots, employee-led network is to inspire and empower LGBT+ employees in Vodafone Ireland and to ensure that they have the support they need to bring their whole selves to work. Vodafone believes that everyone should be able to be themselves and be at their best both in and outside of the workplace.

The Union Cup

Vodafone sponsored the first hosting of the tournament in Ireland. The Union Cup is the biggest LGBT+ rugby tournament in Europe, with 45 teams from 15 countries participating.


Bright Sky

In July 2019, Vodafone partnered with UK-based crisis support charity Hestia, Women’s Aid and An Garda Síochána to launch BrightSky, a free app providing information on domestic abuse, sexual violence and consent, stalking and harassment.



The Year at a Glance for Energy & Environment

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Our ambition is to purchase 100% of the electricity that we use from renewable sources 50% of purchased electricity this year was from renewable resources.

We have activated special features, switched off unused parts of the network, and began testing solar panels to make our network more efficient and to reduce energy consumption.

Solar panels

Paperless Billing

Vodafone Ireland is now actively encouraging our customers to switch to e-billing with the purpose of reducing our environmental impact. We will begin including the environmental cost of production on each paper bill and provide simple ways for our customers to switch to e-billing.


Power Purchase Agreement – Wind Energy

Vodafone Ireland is currently exploring all options to develop a power purchase agreement (PPA) so that we can ensure that the energy we use is coming directly from a green and renewable source, such as a windfarm. This also extends to the installation of solar panels at many of our sites around the country. This would reduce our reliance on the national grid and eliminate the use of energy produced from a fossil fuel source. This is a huge step in us achieving both of our 2025 goals.

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Vodafone and IOT



Vodafone Ireland was the first Irish operator to offer nationwide commercial NB-IoT to Ireland in 2017. This made Ireland the second country in the world to launch Vodafone NBIoT commercially.

Business Invent

Vodafone Ireland is proud to be an enabler to the IoT ecosystem, facilitating a more sustainable, smarter nation. Through the introduction of a new development platform called Vodafone Business Invent, IoT is more accessible than ever.

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Responsible Business Mark

Business In The Community

In November 2019, Vodafone Ireland had it’s Responsible Business Mark reaccredited after the previous mark’s expiration. Business In The Community look into various aspects of business operations establishing the level of responsibility to the environment, community, inclusion and more.

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The Year at a Glance for Youth Skills & Jobs

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To reach 10,000 young people through our Graduate, Intern and Work Experience programmes 541 young people have been reached.

To help 37,500 15-24 year olds gain access to digital skills 7,841 15-24 year olds have been aided to date.


We have reached


young people through our graduate,
intern & work experience programmes.

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Vodafone’s Future Job Finder

Vodafone Future Jobs Finder tool is aimed to help students imagine the kind of jobs that would suit their personal interests, personalities, and qualities. The tool was used by a total of 7.3k students in Ireland since launch.


students have used Vodafone
Future Jobs Finder




of students starting primary school today
will have a job that does not exist yet

Vodafone’s See the Future

Launched in 2019, the See the Future event is a day to encourage curiosity, use our Future Jobs Finder tool, drive students to be creative, explore future possibilities that they might not have known of.


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