MTN honoured for outstanding contributions to sustainable development

Foster Kplomdo, Senior Manager-Security Risk Management, receives the award on behalf of MTN supported by a cross-functional team

MTN Ghana has been recognised with three awards at the third edition of the Health, Environment, Safety and Security awards ceremony held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

MTN was awarded as ‘The most outstanding for contributions to Sustainable Development’. The company also received ‘The Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence award’ and the ‘Telecoms Facility Excellence award’.

Receiving the awards, Senior Manager for Security Risk Management, Foster Kplomdo, expressed his appreciation to the organisers for the recognition given MTN’s contribution to sustainable development initiatives within the communities it operates, and the management of its facilities.

He dedicated the awards to the Security & Safety and MTN Ghana Foundation teams at MTN for their commitment in ensuring that staff, customers and stakeholders of MTN are always safe – especially in this period when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the awards, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, commended the Safety and Security Team of MTN and the MTN Foundation for their steadfastness in ensuring MTN provides a safe and secure environment for staff, customers and the general public.

“Your approach to managing the security and health of both staff and stakeholders within our communities during the pandemic is commendable.  There was business continuity as customers were engaged in a safe environment. Our communities bonded with us more because we demonstrated our concern with the PPEs and vaccines we donated during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.” He added: “We are excited the awards Board of HESS has recognised our contribution and conferred these awards on us. We hope to do more in that regard”.

The HESS awards were organised by Ianmatsun Global Services Ltd., organizer of the Sustainability and Social Investment Awards and publisher of the Sustainability Report Magazine in partnership with Firmus Advisory, a leading Research Company in Ghana.

They are designed to identify, publicly recognise and celebrate outstanding companies for exceptional performance and innovations focused on occupational Health, the Environment, Employee and Stakeholder Safety and security.

This is the second time MTN has participated in the awards programme, and continues to be recognised for its dedication to ensuring employees and stakeholders health and safety remain paramount. This year’s awards programme was under the theme ‘Building a resilient workspace post COVID-19; The role of HSSE initiatives’.

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