According to the 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings, MTN is top 500 global companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact. The results of large public companies where determined using eight performance indicators including combined energy and waste productivity.
The telecommunications company operating across borders was ranked position 276 with a green score of 35.4 per cent. The ranking is a milestone to the company considering its is in a small select group of global companies whose revenue is generated off a relatively low environmental impact basis where customers have few economic resources to cope with the effects of climate change.
In efforts to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions MTN SA has partnered a South African private sector Energy Efficiency in an initiative that complements MTN’s UN carbon Emission Reduction tri-generation programme and other energy conservation activities.
The move has since seen customers in the Middle East opt for affordable solar-powered charging solutions. Among other methods are cloud-computing and machine-to-machine products to address water leakage, air quality requirements and grid power.