Holistic corporate supply chain policy from Telenor Group guarantees strong requirements across its entire supply chain of 2.1 million employees.

As a world-leading telecommunications companies, Telenor Group is working to reduce inequality through a focus on supply chain sustainability, with 97% of its suppliers covered by requirements on health and safety, human and labour rights, environment, and anti-corruption. Capacity building and rigorous monitoring of compliance means that over 80% of non-conformities are mitigated within a year. As the largest telecommunications provider in Myanmar, a country battling with corruption, the policy has been particularly important to improve wages and working conditions, and Telenor Group has trained over 15,000 workers in the country.

This solution was featured in Illuminating Supply Chains market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

How the Global Goals are addressed

Decent work and economic growth
Telenor Group’s policy sets out high labour rights and working conditions for all its suppliers, helping to deliver on Goal 8, promoting decent work conditions.

Reduced inequalities
81% of employees impacted by Telenor Group’s supply chain sustainability are based in Asian markets, reducing inequality in one of the world’s most unequal regions.

Climate action
The policy engrains a precautionary principle towards climate change and mandates continuous improvement of suppliers’ environmental and climate performance.