Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that the company will release an internal business assessment report to the public. The report, prepared by consultants KPMG, focuses on Safaricom’s gender imbalance, energy consumption and cases of fraud.
“It was a difficult report to digest internally. At first when we got the report, the directors were not sure whether the company is ready to let such information out,” said Safaricom’s director of corporate affairs Nzioka Waita.
In addition to other findings, the report highlights energy security and network security, infrastructure, supplier ethics and performance, employee environment, innovation and ethics and government.
Safaricom noted that by releasing the report to the public, it will give them an insight into the inner workings of the company and its operation by revealing fraud or corruption cases within the firm, and how they were dealt with.
According to The Star, “Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said this is part of the company’s new strategy to move away from solely audit and risk management operations to a more transformative functioning. He said that the report will help Safaricom build a more ethical business and interact better with shareholders and the community in which it operates.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor