Corporate Responsibility

"Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step..." - Chinese proverb

At Grameenphone, we live by the statement "Development is a journey, not a destination." Our work is not just about ensuring connectivity; it is about connecting with people and building relationships, based on trust, with our subscribers, business partners, employees, shareholders, as well as the wider community. We have always believed that good development is good business. While we maintain our business focus, taking the nation forward remains our top priority. Thus our relationship with Bangladesh is built on a partnership which strives to achieve common economic and social goals.

Corporate social responsibility, as we see it, is a 'complementary' combination of ethical and responsible corporate behavior, as well as a commitment towards generating greater good for the society by addressing the development needs of the country.

CR vision:

To be recognised as the most socially responsible mobile operator in Bangladesh and in the corporate sector.

CR goals

  • Create shared value for Grameenphone and society through our mobile technology Integrate responsible business practices in all operations
  • Integrate responsible business practices in all operations

Our Corporate responsibility initiatives focus on creating shared value through:

  • Maximize the enabling effect of mobile telecommunications
  • Promote safer products and services
  • Minimize our carbon footprint

Our CR initiatives is based on 3 main focus areas:

Some of our Key CR initiatives:

  • Safe Motherhood & Infant Care Project
    - More than 1.7 million free primary healthcare services to underprivileged pregnant mothers & their infants
  • Free eye care support for around 28,780 people
    - 3,458 eye sights restored so far
  • Awareness building on varied national issues- AIDS, National Immunization Day
  • Information boats with digitized livelihood contents and internal access for remote riverine communities
  • Economic freedom for more than 400,000 Village Phone Operators
  • More than 500 Community Information Centers- connecting life and learning
  • Proud sponsor of Bangladesh Special Olympics team
  • Employment opportunity to acid survivors
  • Scholarship for underprivileged meritorious students
  • Blood donation camps for underprivileged Thalassaemia patients
  • Establishment of Blood Bank at Bogra for underprivileged patients
  • Emergency relief effort in natural calamities