Airtel Ghana’s transformational CSR programme has been globally adjudged ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative’ at the 2016 Global Carrier Awards held in Paris, France, making the company one of three African operators to be recognised at the prestigious awards.
The Global Carrier Awards, now in its 12th year, recognises telecom operators and carriers who have distinguished themselves across 45 categories and have demonstrated outstanding performance from a growth, innovation and excellence in corporate social responsibility perspective.
The prestigious awards, organised by Capacity Media, a division of Euromoney Global which focuses on the wholesale telecommunications market and carrier-to-carrier business, re-affirmed Airtel Ghana’s CSR programme as the best across telecom operators globally only a month after the company was adjudged the best across the African continent.
The award recognises Airtel Ghana’s exceptional and far-reaching efforts to integrate a sustainable corporate social responsibility initiative which spans education, health, sports and community development into its business operations.
Airtel was also finalists for Best Data Service Innovation – Emerging Markets for its superior data products and leadership in data and digital innovation.
Airtel has been a leader in the telecom industry in Ghana with its life transforming CSR initiatives such as the award winning Airtel Touching Lives which provides the platform to celebrate, empower and inspire individuals to make a marked difference in their communities.
Commenting on this latest recognition, CEO, Lucy Quist, said: “This is an exceptional award that means a lot to us at Airtel. To be adjudged as the best in class in CSR at the global level, in such a competitive and prestigious award is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. This recognition is a reflection on the amazing work the CSR, Corporate Affairs and everyone at Airtel put in every day to make our company a true force for good.”
Speaking at the awards, Rosalind Irving, CEO of Capacity Media said: “Congratulations to all the esteemed nominees and to the very worthy winners of our 12th Global Carrier Awards. As the market rapidly changes to keep up with innovation, it was great to take the time to celebrate the exciting companies, projects and partnerships in today’s dynamic wholesale carrier industry.”
Airtel Ghana has won multiple awards for its leadership in driving sustainable corporate social responsibility initiatives including “Best CSR Initiative” at the Africa Carrier Awards 2016, IPR Best community relations programme for three consecutive years, Bharti Changemaker award (gold) for two consecutive years and best CSR Company in Education at the 2015 Ghana CSR Excellence Awards.
Forty five others were also awarded at the event.