Ethics and Governance

Our impact at a glance

Reached an estimate of up to

Nigerians, educating on responsible business practices

We value the trust of our stakeholders and are committed to doing business in an ethical, honest, and transparent way. We are committed to managing our business responsibly and sustainably. We strive to focus on business practices based on honesty, fairness, and consistency in our work with employees, customers, investors, contractors, suppliers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and others.

We believe that being an ethical organization plays a vital role in making a successful company. We actively promote an ethical culture in our business, which we believe supports SDG 16. By conducting business fairly and ethically, we aim to make a positive impact on society and contribute to a better future for all. We are committed to applying the highest ethical standards and conducting business in compliance with applicable anti-bribery laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

We integrate anti-corruption measures and metrics into our supply chain management and employee training. As proud members of the UN Global Compact Local Network Nigeria, we actively contribute to many of the local anti-corruption initiatives. Through our induction and ongoing compliance training programs, our employees are provided with knowledge and understanding of ethical business practices. We also aim to have robust mechanisms in place for supplier due diligence and conduct annual awareness sessions relating to the prevention of bribery and corruption in our operations.

We recognise that businesses face challenges that require innovative solutions to meet the changing demands of customers and society. That’s why it’s crucial for us to be at the forefront of sustainability engagements and conversations, positioning ourselves as thought leaders in the industry.

In 2022, we launched several initiatives to raise awareness and make a positive impact. We organised the first edition of the IHS Sustainability Week, focusing on various sustainability topics. Additionally, we partnered with leading organisations to drive sustainability efforts, such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on the off-grid stakeholders meeting in partnership with the USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program (PA-NPSP).

We partnered with Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre (LBSSC), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), co-convened the International Sustainability Conference with the theme “Building a Resilient System for Sustainable Development”. The event featured global business leaders and sector experts calling on the private sector, especially in Africa, to play their role in building resilient systems that will enable the achievement of sustainable development outcomes.

We also joined forces with Avante Garde for the Sustainability Table Discourse Series, which explored the theme of “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Opportunities for Growth in a Circular Economy.” Lastly, Lastly, IHS’ status as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) allowed us to participate in various sustainability events and discussions.

We estimated that our initiatives and partnerships have reached over 2,500 Nigerians, sharing valuable knowledge on sustainability and responsible business practices. We firmly believe in the importance of responsible business conduct and its impact on society.

Collaboration and partnership –
SDG17 Partnerships for the goals

The UN SDGs, tackle some of the most pressing challenges our global community faces. To address the problems that society faces today and tomorrow, collaboration is key. That’s why we actively seek partnerships with commercial partners, foundations, NGOs, academic institutions, and civil society across all SDGs. We believe that by working together, we can achieve the best possible outcomes.

IHS Nigeria aims to lead the way in promoting sustainability best practices and innovation in the telecoms and technology sectors. Our partnership with the Telecommunications and Technology Working Group (TTSWG) holds significant importance for us. TTSWG brings together key stakeholders in telecommunications and technology to collaborate on sustainability efforts through strategic partnerships, policy formulation, advocacy, events, and programs.

Through the establishment of TTSWG, IHS Nigeria aims to mobilise resources and promote sustainable practices that benefit both the sector and the country as a whole.

The TTSWG platform has enabled IHS Nigeria to partner and engage with various organisations and government entities, including MTN, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), HP Nigeria, Main One, Airtel, National Communications Commission (NCC), National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Federal Ministry of Environment, and Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, among others.

As part of TTSWG’s initiatives, the working group has published research materials on topics such as Tech for Good Initiatives in Nigeria, Equitable Access to Assistive Technology in Nigeria. These publications have raised awareness and fostered participation, benefiting both the industry and the country. Additionally, some key webinar and events held include: “Wellbeing as a Hallmark for Sustainability in Tech”; “Introduction to Sustainability for Tech Driven Enterprise”; and “Sip and Tech” event which attracted key stakeholders across the technology and telecommunications sector. Overall, these events and webinars cumulatively attracted 374 attendees and impacted 199,426 individuals across various social and online media channels.

Furthermore, IHS Nigeria partnered with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on the launch of the Business Leadership Forum on “Corporate Reporting as a Driver to Achieving the SDGs” – a two-year program that convene sustainability reporting practitioners, key stakeholder groups and data users together to raise the bar for corporate sustainability reporting and drive action on the SDGs.

We aim to make a positive difference through collaboration and sustainable practices in the telecoms and technology sectors.

We reached approximately

individuals through TTSWG initiative
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