Econet Wireless believes environmental awareness is now more than a just factor of social responsibility, but rather a business imperative. Therefore, the protection of the environment will remain at the core of all decision-making within the business.
Econet is forging strategic partnerships with local authorities and residents associations. This will be important in making sure the Company’s interventions in environmental protection are targeted, relevant and are driven by the communities themselves.
A key part of our environmental protection strategy is our pioneering investment in alternative energy. This strategy began with the sale of solar-charged handsets, and has widened significantly into a broad programme, under Econet Solar, that sees us invest in solar powered base stations, and in solar-powered home lighting solutions.
Econet continues to increase investment in research and development in order to find technology that cuts our dependence on inefficient power sources while focusing on greener energy. This way, our company ensures all its business operations are ecologically friendly, for the sake of future generations.