Vodacom launched the first of its kind store of the future in Fourways that introduces customers to a store that is digital-first and energy efficient while driving a seamless retail experience. Merging the physical with the digital, our innovative 'phygital' store will evolve to respond to customer needs and future retail trends, cementing the technology company's position as a market leader both locally and across the continent.
The new stores' seamless capabilities and solutions feature in-store touch screens that allow customers to book appointments, scan through Vodacom's catalogue, secure the best package
While the impact of our business on biodiversity is relatively low, we aim to understand whether the activities of our value chain contribute to the loss of biodiversity in any way. We also work closely with conservation agencies to explore the role of technology in minimising biodiversity loss in our operating markets.
Vodacom signed a memorandum of understanding with the Endangered Wildlife Trust to develop a biodiversity mainstreaming readiness assessment. This will help us understand the risks of biodiversity loss and opportunities to partner with stakeholders to prevent further harm to our rich natural heritage.
Through our principal membership of the WWF, we continue to leverage technology to support various conservation efforts, including anti-poaching programmes of endangered wildlife species. We evolved our approach to siting and constructing new base stations to exploring co-sharing opportunities with other telcos.
We also incorporate natural habitats within our infrastructure, including wetlands, nesting for birdlife, and planting indigenous vegetation at our office buildings. The construction of our towers and masts is often in the guise of trees that blend into the natural environment.
To generate brand love by amplifying Vodacom's Planet drive and by providing customers with products and services to help them reduce their impact on the environment.
Good-as-new offers: Devices are refurbished and reintroduced to the market at affordable price points to extend their life cycle.
Eco Rating of Devices and Accessories: Enabling conscious purchasing by providing the consumer with the device's eco rating information. All devices are in scope for this offering.