Making the most of digital technology
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Guaranteeing the right to Internet access

Digital technology operators, including Orange, have united under the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue (TID) to protect freedom of expression and privacy. These rights are gaining status as human rights in and of themselves. But they are being threatened by government demands to cut off access, or even shut down service completely. What is the TID doing about it? Find out more from Yves Nissim, Deputy Chief CSR Officer at Orange and member of TID’s Executive Committee.

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Very “digital” stakeholder dialogue

Orange has come up with innovative new ways to engage with its stakeholders. Hundreds of employees, customers and other stakeholders have shared their views about diversity and equal opportunity, via either face-to-face interviews or digital channels such as Facebook and Plazza, Orange’s enterprise social network. Take a look at this unique campaign and the initiatives it has spurred.

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Orange awarded “Top Employer Global” again in 2017

In Amsterdam on 28 February, Orange was certified “Top Employer Global” 2017 for the second year running. This award commends the best HR policies and practices, and underscores Orange’s commitment to this certification in 30 countries and territories across all continents where the Group operates. Once again, Orange is the only telecoms operator among the 10 companies certified!

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Top marks on employee surveys

Early 2017, Orange published the findings of its employee surveys conducted in France and abroad in 2016 to measure the company’s performance as an employer. And the results are positive! In France, performance rose compared with the previous half-year period to reach its highest level yet, and rankings were just as impressive in other countries. These scores coincide with the recent announcement of Orange’s pledge to build an employer model that combines the digital and the human.

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Perspective on ethics and data

As connected objects, big data technology and smartphones steamroll into our lives, personal data and its usage are giving rise to a whole new category of questions concerning ethics and trust. Two in-house experts discuss the issue and what companies, including Orange, are doing to guarantee the protection of customer data against fraudulent use.

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Award-winning #SuperCoders programme

The European Commission gave Orange’s #SuperCoders programme first prize in the “Digital Skills for all Citizens” category at the European Digital Skills Awards. This prize recognises projects working to improve digital literacy in careers, education and daily lives of citizens. What an honour for one of the Group’s feature programmes, which has introduced children aged 9 to 13 across 17 countries to the skill of coding.

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Supporting transparency in the supply chain across the globe

As co-founder of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC), the Group works with this global industry initiative to raise transparency standards within the ICT supply chain. Bernardo Scammacca, Chairman of JAC’s Operational Committee, explains how its 13 members promote sustainable development principles among major suppliers on the world’s ICT market, and performs audits to check that they are applied properly.

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What are radio waves?

In line with its philosophy to help customers understand more about using digital technology, and bring them full reassurance and peace of mind to enjoy all it has to offer, Orange makes it a priority to allay any concerns or fears they may have about radio waves. FAQs, glossaries, informative articles and educational content provide everything you need to know about waves. It’s all up on our special website, now available in seven languages.

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Environment

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On track with climate targets

At the most recent Climate Change Conference, COP22, held from 7 to 18 November in Marrakech, the Group reviewed progress on the environmental commitments made a year earlier at the COP21. A closer look with Brigitte Dumont, Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of CSR at Orange, and Philippe Tuzzolino, the Group’s Environment Director.

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Orange takes action for the circular economy

Orange believes that aligning its business with the concept and principles of the circular economy is of strategic interest. Already a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s “Circular Economy 100” programme since 2015, the Group joined the initiative of the French Association of Private Companies (AFEP) in early 2017 under its commitment to take measures and work towards specific operational targets.

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Building tomorrow’s smart cities

More and more people are living in cities these days. This brings new challenges for urban development professionals to tackle in managing the environment. Driven by the firm conviction that smart cities will improve quality of life for citizens, Orange is leading smart city projects in France (Marseille, Nice and others), Romania and Qatar. The Group also supported the “Urban Mutations, the city is ours!” exhibition to raise public awareness about the issue over the years to come.

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Orange France fully ISO 14001 compliant

In 2016, Orange France became one of the largest French companies to be awarded ISO 14001 certification across its entire scope. This achievement stands as recognition of 10 years of unwavering commitment to the environment from Orange and dedication from all its teams. Previously covering selected sites or businesses, this certification now extends to all 75,000 employees at Orange France.

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Development

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Connectivity all round

In 2016, the Group launched its Orange Territoires Connectés programme in France as a sign of its goal to expand landline and mobile connectivity in rural areas. Targets are set. Orange plans to upgrade bandwidths in 2.5 million households by end-2019, and provide 4G coverage for 5 million more people by end-2017 in rural regions.

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More electricity for rural areas in Africa

Orange and ENGIE have combined their strengths and expertise in launching a plan to roll out solar energy kits in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. This low-cost, eco-friendly solution responds to the needs of rural sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of the population does not have access to the electricity grid.

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Orange moves forward with the SDGs

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been adopted by 193 member states. As a telecoms operator, Orange is closely involved in the SDGs and plans to make an active contribution. The Group’s role will be to develop the potential and advantages gained through digital technology that are needed to achieve these goals and transform societies.

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Orange Foundation: digital technology as an integral part of solidarity

Through its Foundation, Orange leads a vast number of philanthropic initiatives worldwide that leverage digital technology to make the world a better place to live. Bringing populations education, healthcare, culture, and much more, digital solidarity takes many shapes and forms.

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