Leading digital solutions platform Globe was recently recognized for its efforts in sustainable building management and energy efficiency and conservation in the 2022 Europa Awards organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP).
The 2022 Europa Awards recognize companies with exceptional performance and contributions to promoting sustainability according to global standards and the Philippine Development Plan. Globe received commendations for their entries in the “Clean and Green Energy” and “Green Building” categories.
Employing sustainable solutions for responsible energy consumption
In line with the first category, ECCP cited the company for successfully incorporating clean and renewable energy sources in its day-to-day operations, particularly in 14 of its high-energy utilization facilities. The shift of facilities to 100% renewable energy via power purchase agreements started in 2019 and has steadily increased year-on-year, aligned with government programs on renewable energy.
“We are guided by our ambition of reducing carbon emissions and creating more opportunities for sustainable development. We will continue to monitor our environmental impact and strengthen partnerships with stakeholders to ensure that we make progress in each step we take,” said Globe Chief Finance Officer Rizza Maniego-Eala.
Globe is also piloting an alternative off-grid solution for rural areas that may have limited or no access to digital services. It has a hybrid power solution that utilizes green technologies for deployment in off-grid sites and disaster-prone areas.
Likewise, Globe has invested in green network solutions to reduce emissions from fuel consumption of its gensets and increase energy efficiency in its cell sites and operating facilities.
Standardizing green practices in the workplace
Globe also received recognition for its efforts in standardizing green practices in its corporate headquarters, under the “Green Building” category. The Globe Tower in Taguig City showcased the best use of technology in green building designs and operations aside from successfully integrating environmentally sustainable solutions.
Since the tower’s construction in 2011, Globe has already set its targets to make its headquarters a Green Building, in line with the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) metrics for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. It ensures as little environmental impact as possible by prioritizing energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste management.
Globe actively promotes clean energy to aid the government in its thrust to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 75% by 2030, as stipulated in the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris Agreement.
It has partnered with South Pole, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Climate Action expert, to assist in developing the company’s science-based targets for 2030 and implementation roadmap to achieve Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050.
Globe onboarded AON UK Limited for guidance and consultation on its Climate Action Strategy and invested in a Sustainability Software through DNV-Synergi Life, to automate data collection of the company’s ESG metrics.
Globe, as a company, is a staunch supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly UN SDGs 9 and 13, which focus on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation, as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, respectively.