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Zain publishes 13th annual sustainability report, titled “A Pathway to Value Creation”

TDT | Manama     

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Zain Group, a leading provider of innovative technologies and digital lifestyle communications operating in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication of its 13th annual sustainability report, entitled “A Pathway to Value Creation,” which reflects the company’s progress and efforts to address deficits and challenges across its footprint while providing Meaningful Connectivity that leads to equitable systemic change through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Consistently publishing the sustainability report on how the company addresses its social, economic, environmental, and human rights related impacts demonstrates how the company continues to execute on its five-year, 2025 corporate sustainability strategy aiming to deliver meaningful and sustainable value across Zain’s operating companies and beyond.

The four pillars of the sustainability strategy – namely Climate Change; Operating Responsibly; Inclusion; and Generation Youth; embrace and emphasize the material importance to Zain of addressing issues related to preserving the planet and safeguard it for future generations; access to connectivity and reducing the digital literacy gap; displacement; as well as employee development and social well-being, given the rise in geo-political issues regionally. 

Commenting on the publication of the 13th sustainability report, Zain Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Jennifer Sulieman  said, “Zain is deeply embedded in the region, as the region’s successes and challenges are our successes and challenges.

Everyday Zain works diligently to push the envelope towards digitalization and expand access to Meaningful Connectivity, aiming to uplift the livelihoods of our people and the communities we serve and beyond.” Zain’s Generation Youth sustainability pillar worked to build resilience across the company’s communities in 2023, by targeting 16 million children and youth with its various initiatives.

The company scored 8.4/10 in the Children’s Right and Business 2023 Global Benchmark, being ranked fifth in the Telecom sector and 21st company across all sectors. Zain Group reached Leader position against a sector average of 5.8/10 and a regional average of 3.4/10.