TOWERCO OF MADAGASCAR
A COMMITTED COMPANY TO SERVING HIS POPULATION
The construction of a telecommunication site (tower and energy supply) is not only a civil case which is based on technical requirements. It is also subject to the both local and international standards. These standards should then ensure at a time environmental and social compliance of the infrastructures to be installed on the site concerned.
For constructions, TowerCo of Madagascar (TOM) submits its tasks to national environmental legislation including the Charter of Environment, MECIE edict and safeguard programm of the World Bank. (Find in PDF MEDIA and the charter and the decree).
In this context, TOM leads an environmental assessment for each of its site construction projects. Depending on the sensitivity of the future environment of implantation, TOM is committed to the implementation of its commitments in its list of environmental loads assigned to the project itself.
Furthermore, TOM contributes to the achievement of regional reforestation objectives defined by the Regional Directorates of the environment, ecology, sea and forests (DREEMF). His actions in this case fall within the scope of its participation to protect the environmental heritage in Madagascar.
Parallely to the electric power, TowerCo of Madagascar submits to telecommunications operators the «renewable energy», especially the solar energy. This suggestion serves to power the supplies installed in the telecommunication sites. This initiative is also part of TOM commitment to the environment preservation and the trend to minimize the operational costs of telecom sites. Currently, 70% of telecommunications sites built by TOM are powered by a photovoltaic generator. The installations are set up in collaboration with TOM partners
A dedicated HSSES (Hygiene, Health, Safety, Environment and Societal) team was created in 2020 with the aim of controlling risks and ensuring compliance in the areas of hygiene, health/safety and environment. Objectives and methods are defined, and these teams ensure their application, in particular compliance with the regulations in force and their evolution. Commitment to promote sustainable development:
Responsible company with positive impacts:
TOM is committed to societal impact and sustainable development actions in accordance with its values and objectives.
Particularly, this year 2022, a project to use Jatropha oil to power the generator of our telecommunication sites in the southern part of Madagascar in order to achieve the objectives below:
– Generate energy with biofuel
– Protect the environment
– Bring income to peasants in the South.
With our activities, we comply with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations:
– People and inclusion
– Infrastructure and innovation
– Talent and entrepreneurship
In partnership with the Axian Foundation, Towerco Of Madagascar is committed to implementing activities related to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation as part of its MADIO TOM program. This multi-component program should allow the construction of sanitary block type infrastructures in public primary schools (EPP) as well as in the neighborhoods prescribed by the program.
Awareness and information campaigns on public health issues related to hygiene and sanitation are also deployed for the population and local and health authorities. An IEC (Information Education and Communication) in sanitation and hygiene is set up in each school and/or municipality for the target populations
In the case of property sharing, pylons and the generators are TowerCo of Madagascar property while the antennas are the ones of telecom operators. However, the obligation to respect the standards does not make a difference.
All construction materials are selected to ensure maximum construction reliability. Above all, our customers are looking for lathes that operate efficiently and reliably.
This is precisely what we guarantee.
In 2016, TOM was recommended by the Towerco Exchange exhibition: the AWARDS INDUSTRY, for the green initiative of the year (GREEN INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR), in collaboration with our new partner for the installation of a pylon wind turbine different from all at the Anjazafotsy site.
To fully fulfill our commitment to guaranteeing our quality of service and the availability rate of our sites, we have established an energy security project on a set of sites.
The year 2017 will lead us to extend this principle of securing energy.
As the construction of towers and all devices transmitting or receiving frequencies in Madagascar, antennas are subject to the Regulatory Authority of communication technologies (ARTEC) . This regulation has been in place for protecting public health. The waves emitted by the antennas are strictly limited and comply with international recommendations and regulations.