Our sustainable business strategy outlines our intention to work towards three significant global transformation goals that have the potential to deliver meaningful socio-economic benefits for our customers and wider society. Each goal, which is derived from and will be achieved by our core long-term business objectives, recognises the power that mobile has to transform lives. Our efforts focus on: empowering and connecting women in our emerging markets; driving innovation and efficiency in our networks, products and services while enabling our customers to reduce their emissions; helping to equip younger people with the skills they need to thrive in a digital workplace and increasing the opportunities for younger people to work in our business.
Our sustainable business strategy is founded on Vodafone's commitment to responsible behaviour in everything we do as we strive to ensure we always act lawfully, ethically and with integrity wherever we operate. Our strong commitment to corporate transparency is evidenced through our programmes which address four areas that are the focus of intense public debate and include: a detailed annual disclosure on the amount of tax we pay to governments around the world; our approach to respecting our customers' rights to privacy and freedom of expression; how we work with our suppliers, partners and peers to drive responsible and ethical behaviour and high standards across our supply chain; and responding openly and transparently to public concerns about mobiles masts and health.