Vodafone Ghana was given the prestigious "Best Procurement Community" award at the Pan African Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply awards ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week.
Vodafone Ghana’s winning plan included their initiatives and successes in raising Health and Safety (H&S) awareness and introducing best procurement practise across the community encompassing 1400 employees, 800 suppliers and the general public as a whole. Vodafone also implemented measures to comply with best and responsible business practice such as streamlining its suppliers list and ensuring that only businesses with the requisite certification to operate under the Ghanaian laws including fulfilment of all tax obligations are maintained.
Bart Borchardt, Head of Supply Chain Management of Vodafone Ghana, said, ‘’Vodafone Ghana has taken health, safety and ethical procurement practices to another level of our operations in Ghana. Vodafone Ghana is immensely proud that the implementation and insistence of standards in Ghana, has resulted in some of our local partners championing this to even greater heights, resulting in this enviable award. We consider that reducing cost of doing business in Ghana is critical for the nation’s pursuit of becoming investment destination in the sub-region."
"This highly coveted Pan African Award is a testament to how far we have come and & we are looking forward to working with our key suppliers to continue making Ghana a safe place to work.”