Millicom publishes 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

Stockholm, March 28, 2013 – Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), today published its first annual Corporate Responsibility Report  prepared in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

Millicom publishes 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

-       CR a “Key element of what Millicom stands for” says CEO

Highlights include:

  • the creation of The Millicom Foundation
  • $6m invested in charitable and community projects
  • independent audit against GRI assurance criteria
  • winner of G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation
  • new targets for performance on human rights, suppliers, health, safety, environmental and other indicators

Stockholm, March 28, 2013 – Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), today published its first annual Corporate Responsibility Report prepared in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

In his introduction to the Report, Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of Millicom, states:

There is a global trend in our sector for companies to offer more to the societies in which they operate. This is especially through the demand for connectivity in rural areas, the need for health and educational content for our customers and the need to support respect for human rights. This global transformation calls for a renewed focus on corporate responsibility, a shift we have made by anchoring corporate responsibility into our innovation and business strategy and in The Millicom Foundation.”

He continues:

I look forward to discussing with all our stakeholders our progress in corporate responsibility. It is a key element of what Millicom stands for. It is an activity for which we should become better known and, more importantly, even more impactful locally.“

The company’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, Åse Bergstedt, added:

“After a highly successful year, we are now implementing our new strategy for CR and have established ambitious new targets. Each of these is strongly aligned to business needs and, with the support of local expertise in our markets, I look forward to achieving even greater goals ahead. I am delighted that CR is now an integral part of Millicom’s personality and practice.”

The Report can be seen at

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About Millicom

Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in 15 countries, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products. The Millicom Group employs more than 10,000 people and provides mobile services, access to the internet, content and financial services to over 45 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2012, Millicom generated revenue of USD 4.81 billion and EBITDA of USD 2.07 billion.

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Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 14 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It also operates cable and broadband businesses in five countries in Central America. The Group’s mobile operations have a combined population under license of approximately 267 million people.


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