Committed to environmental sustainability and social responsibility

Throughout our operations we strive to reduce our carbon footprint through a combination of resource optimisation, behavioural changes and technology innovation. This has included a 38% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of data traffic in 2020, as our investment in more energy-efficient, hybrid and renewable network equipment helped to mitigate the environmental impact of greater data use by our customers. We share our industry’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and participate in the GSMA’s initiatives in support of this pledge.

We believe it is our responsibility to assist the communities we serve, and direct social engagements include the VEON Digital Entrepreneurship initiative and the Digital Skills & Literacy programme. We also make our mobile AI technology available to community projects such as Project Liza that locates missing people, Motorica that helps children adapt to prosthetic limbs, and for medical diagnostics at a world leading hospital.

VEON’s approach to sustainability consists of two important elements – our licence to grow and our licence to operate – and reflects our desire to forge valuable partnerships that benefit all our stakeholders.

VEON’s Digital Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills & Literacy programmes emphasise our licence to grow and help us to contribute long-term socio-economic value to the communities we serve.

Through promoting digital inclusion and creating new opportunities for our beneficiaries, these programmes also contribute to the demand for digital products and services, which in turn creates new opportunities for our business.

In parallel, our approach to earning and preserving our licence to operate is focused on efforts aimed at improving and sustaining our global operations. It emphasises good corporate citizenship, ethical behaviors, and operational performance.

VEON is committed to creating social and business value by making impactful investments that help create new services, partnerships, and forums, which in turn enable and empower the people we serve.

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Reports & Data

All our past reports, and any accompanying data and assurance letters, are available to download in one place. These provide details on our progress and our challenges, as we connect our vision to our actions.

Reports And Data 1050X700 Min

Integrated Annual Report 2020 (PDF – 12MB)