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Safaricom was founded in 1997, and in 2008, 25% of the company was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. It is the leading mobile operator in Kenya, with more than 40 million customers as of March 2022. The company launched its innovative mobile money product M-PESA in 2007 with 30.5 million users and more than 262,004 agents as of March 2022.

Ranking position
#37 /200
Total score
47.6 /100
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Ownership structure
Mixed (35% Gov., 40% Private, 25% Public)
Fiscal year
Begins 1 April
Group revenue
US$ 2,719 millions (FY2021)
Group employees
5,941 (FY2021)
Emission data
64,757 tCO2 (S1+S2 LB)
Electricity consumption
220,479 MWh (FY2021)
Company filing name
Safaricom PLC

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