Liquid Telecom Kenya has released it second 2018 sustainability report reflecting key strategies that have driven 20 per cent sales growth.
Business internet services contributed to 56 percent of total sales last year, said its CEO of East Africa, Adil Youssefi.
“We believe the strength of the business performance reflects the better value and wider range of services we have been able to offer as a result of the financial, transparency and efficiency gains from our sustainability initiatives,” he said.
Part of its commitment to sustainability include adoption of KEPSA’s Code of Business Ethics to eliminate conflicts of interest, upholding business integrity, efficient use of resources and reducing its environment impact.
The telco has cut its reliance on dirty fuel by 35 per cent. This has been achieved by installing solar panels, deploying voltage regulators on generators and building a power substation to reduce diesel use triggered by grid electricity outages.
Also, it has undertaken an internal audit of suppliers to achieve improvements in the value delivered and introduced measures to eliminate inappropriate pricing, leading to savings, added its chairman Ben Roberts.
“We believe that our ongoing commitment to building a strong and socially responsible business is, furthermore, delivering accelerated economic development for Kenya as well as expanded job opportunities for youth,” he added.
Its other initiatives are:
- Partnership with with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited to operate its Optical GroundWire fibre cable and expand fast connectivity to the country’s interior parts.
- Completion of fibre network across the country, which has improved speed and reduced downtime. This included installation of 1,200 new edge switches in Nairobi County.
- Empowering customers with digital transformation initiatives.