Airtel is committed to creating long-term and sustainable value for its stakeholders across its entire value chain. We want to make a positive change in the lives of our stakeholders, including society and environment, by leveraging our core competencies of network presence, reach and accessibility. This business-sustainability co-dependence has been embedded in our brand essence of “enriching lives”.
In year 2011, we made a commitment to widen our sustainability approach. We made social inclusion as the cornerstone of our sustainability programme to ensure that more and more people get included in the benefits of a sustainable and enriched life. We finalised our ‘Blueprint for Social Inclusion’, which was aimed at addressing our stakeholders concerns and ensuring that Airtel can be a force of good, positive change in the society.
We have made rapid progress over the years, and upheld the onus of being a responsible corporate citizen, contributing to a sustainable future, not just for economic benefits but also for society and environment. While recalibrating our strategies in order to remain aligned with our sustainability vision and fortifying our drive, we launched a comprehensive and a structured ‘Sustainability Plan 2020’. The Plan outlines our corporate responsibility and how we aspire to empower millions more through social and economic development. It shall guide us on scaling up our sustainability endeavors to make rapid progress in the years to come.