Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. VodafoneZiggo subscribes to the six SDGs to which we can have the biggest impact, which we have linked to our People Planet Progress strategy and Sustainable Finance Framework.
SDG 4: Quality education
We are working with our partners to develop special teaching programmes to teach young people and senior citizens to acquire digital skills. In this way, they can be safe, skilled and aware while online. In addition, we organise workshops at our offices to introduce children to the technology sector.
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
Our networks, offices and shops all consume energy, so we are continually investing in the most energy efficient equipment and software. Our organisation has been purchasing 100% certified green wind energy from Europe for years. Since 2016, our organisation has also been purchasing green electricity with Guarantees of Origin (GvO) to offset the CO2 emissions caused by our electricity consumption. A GvO is a certificate demonstrating the origin of the energy produced.
SDG 9: Industry, innovation & infrastructure
VodafoneZiggo contributes to creating high-quality infrastructure and is developing innovative IoT solutions. In doing so, we are enhancing people’s well-being while paving the way for sustainable solutions. In addition, we are also unlocking the potential of digitisation by heavily investing every year in improving our fixed and mobile networks. In 2022, we invested almost €950 million.
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
We want our employees to feel at home with us and realise their talents. That is why we are actively developing a safe working environment where everyone – regardless of who they are – can be themselves. We also work with partners to ensure everyone benefits from our digital society. We are doing this by providing programmes to teach people both young and old digital skills and improving the availability and accessibility of our products and digital services.
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
IoT solutions from VodafoneZiggo can be used to make cities more efficient, safer and more sustainable. These are also known as ‘smart’ cities.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
We are constantly working to develop ways to use natural resources more efficiently. That is why we recycle and reuse our old network equipment, modems, media boxes and telephones. We have also implemented programmes that collect old equipment from customers so that it can be recycled and reused.
As VodafoneZiggo, we have selected six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intend to make an active contribution in those areas. Those objectives are linked to our People Planet Progress strategy. These arrangements were formulated by our CSR Committee, in consultation with our parent companies. In addition, the SDGs also form part of our Green Bond Framework and the Sustainable Finance Framework.