Our economic contribution, country by country
This report was first published in December 2013 and the next version will be available in December 2014 on our corporate website.
Vodafone plays an important role in helping to develop the economies of the countries in which we operate. We are a major investor, taxpayer, employer and purchaser of local goods and services. We also make a vital contribution to the delivery of governments’ policy objectives through our substantial capital expenditure in building the next generation of digital infrastructure.
We contribute directly to public finances through a wide range of taxes, as well as non-taxation revenue mechanisms, such as licence and regulatory fees. We also make a significant indirect contribution through the taxes paid by our employees and the suppliers that our businesses support (many of which are effectively dependent on the fact that we do business in the country in question), as well as through taxes collected on governments’ behalf, such as sales taxes and VAT.