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Connect for a better future

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecoms and tech providers, bringing connectivity to over 650 million people, including almost 20 million broadband customers. And all this across 25 countries.

We place connectivity at the heart of all we do, and help people and businesses benefit from the latest in digital innovation.

That’s what being sustainable is all about – using our network, products, people and tech to help our society thrive and respond to environmental issues.

Mobile app speeds up cancer research

Advances in science suggest that tailoring cancer treatment to DNA could make it more effective. Vodafone Foundation’s DreamLab app is fuelling this cutting-edge research, in collaboration with Imperial College London, by harnessing the processing power of smartphones – helping run millions of calculations that match genetic profiles with combinations of cancer treatments, and food types.

What’s great is we’re already making an impact. Last year, Imperial College’s work was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, a highly acclaimed multidisciplinary journal.

Download the DreamLab app from the Google Play and Apple Store, and help fight cancer while you sleep.

Getting the UK set for our digital future

We dedicate our world-class infrastructure to connecting millions of people, places, families, businesses and things. This way, we can unlock the opportunities of innovation, and nurture digital skills to keep us moving forward.

Inclusion, always

We’re committed to using our technology to connect those who are isolated, and to push for equality regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion or sexuality.

We’re halving our environmental impact

We support the efforts of those across the world helping to halt climate change. This is why we’re working to cutting our CO2 emissions in half, and plan to move to 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

We’re also committed to reusing and recycling 100% of our e-waste, and we’re phasing out avoidable single-use plastics in our offices and retail stores.. What’s more, using the Internet of Things (IoT) helps our customers cut out millions of tonnes of CO2 each year.

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Keeping our customers’ data safe

Your privacy is important to us – just as knowing how we use your information is important to you.



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Ensuring high supplier standards

We are working to ensure integrity in our supply chains by managing risk and building supplier capability.


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Tax and our economic contribution

We recognise and value the benefits for society that arise from fair, effective and predictable tax regimes.


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