Globe Business, the corporate ICT arm of Globe Telecom, led collective efforts for environment sustainability as it called on enterprise clients and other organizations to join the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s Earth Hour, with initiatives to heighten awareness on the widespread effects of climate change.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Globe Business renewed its support to the cause by working hand-in-hand with the entire Globe organization in switching off at least 90% of LED-powered office lights during the Earth Hour around the country, starting in its main headquarters at The Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City, The Globe Tower in Cebu, Globe Telecom Plaza 1 & 2 and its host facilities in Mandaluyong, Valero Telepark in Makati, General Trias in Cavite, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro, Abreeza in Davao City, as well as all its regional hub offices.
Globe Business also encouraged Globe employees and customers to shut off lights in their respective residences as well as pledging the number of watts they will save. Beyond the Earth Hour, they will also be invited to participate in Globe Telecom’s other green initiatives such as proper e-wastes disposal through Project One Phone, and fund-raising efforts for conservation efforts of vital eco-systems nationwide. It also encouraged them to visit the website of the World Wide Fund, the lead international organization of Earth Hour movement, at http://wwf.org.ph/earthhour, for ideas on how to give the gift of light to Filipinos who have no access to electricity.
“Recognizing the present impact of climate change to society and businesses, we strongly trumpet the objectives of the Earth Hour. As an expanded advocacy, we aim to engage not only our employees but our own customers as well to actively participate in environment preservation initiatives,” said Globe Senior Vice President for Enterprise Segments Nikko Acosta.
For the past years, the entire Globe organization has progressively addressed the challenges of environmental sustainability as it continues to promote and practice energy conservation through hybrid solutions for cell sites and programs to cut energy usage and costs. It has implemented a system based on the ISO 14001 standard that takes environmental protection as a priority consideration.
Globe Business for its part has been operating its world-class data centers under an ISO 14001:2004 certification for Environmental Management System (EMS), fulfilling requirements adherent to environmental compliance and validating its commitment to expand and deliver solutions to our customers that highly support a greener IT ecosystem.
Aside from internal efforts to comply with environmental regulations, Globe also continues to incorporate sustainability in its business strategies and contribute solutions that mitigate climate change. For instance, Globe Business is set to support the 6th edition of the Cordillera Challenge, a “cyclosportiv-randonee” timed biking event that aims to raise funds for the reforestation efforts of the event’s proponent, the Cordillera Conservation Trust.
Likewise in 2014, Globe has collected 74,598 kilograms of e-waste through Project 1 Phone, saving roughly 4,000 cubic meters of landfill space, planted 320,000 trees across 224,162.17 hectares of critical areas, implemented paperless billing with the participation of 1,095,499 Globe customers, effectively saving 4,381,996 pieces of paper equivalent to 5,048 trees conserved annually.