To celebrate International Women’s Week, we profile senior female leaders helping the company achieve its green objectives. Here we meet Emma Kidd, Environment Manager.
Emma Kidd, Vodafone’s Environment Manager in the UK, is responsible for ensuring Vodafone operates in the most sustainable way.
This involves helping the company to reduce carbon emissions on its journey towards net zero, reduce waste, and use existing resources more efficiently. It’s a huge task, but one that she relishes.
“I was that kid at school who put her hand up and said I wanted to work in an environmental role in a large organisation. And now that’s exactly what I’m doing!”
Her job covers all areas of the business, she says, from “how we operate our retail stores to how we lay our fibre cables, from how we cool our data centres to the electrification of our car and van fleet.
“It’s very cross-functional and certainly very varied – no two days are the same.”
Before COVID-19 struck, the company had made great strides in removing all single-use plastics from retail stores and offices. Another recent project involved helping field engineers recycle left-over packaging more efficiently though a partnership with ByBox.