#OnlyOneEarth | In line with this year’s theme of World Environment Day (WED), Globe is encouraging the public to continuously look for ways to live and operate sustainably.
This year’s theme of WED promotes transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. For the digital solutions group, this commitment goes beyond the campaign, as it implements an Energy Management System (EnMS) based on ISO 50001 in all of its key facilities, in alignment with the requirements of Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.
Globe recently became the first telecommunications company in the Philippines to achieve an enterprise-wide ISO certification on its Energy Management System, following their recent audit and evaluation against the ISO 50001 standard requirements.
With this, Globe aims to demonstrate high standards of energy efficiency and conservation practices that would contribute to reducing its carbon emissions, in line with its commitment to science-based targets and in alignment with the global Race to Zero campaign.
“Climate action is something we take very seriously. As a company that enables digital inclusion and empowerment, we see it as our responsibility to operate with as little impact to the environment as possible. Beyond these yearly celebrations, we are committed to supporting global and local initiatives to fight climate change–that we may work together and truly create positive societal impact,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer at Globe.
Globe has been doing its part in the fight against climate change since 2014 through its Green Network Solutions programs, with its active strategy towards reducing its operational carbon emissions.
The EnMS will help anchor Globe’s transition to a low-carbon operation by pursuing alternative energy sources and energy-saving technology and equipment. Energy-efficient designs will also be incorporated to improve performance across all facilities.
Globe started its shift towards renewable energy in 2019, and currently has 14 key facilities, including its headquarters, sourcing commercial power requirements through power plants generating 100% Renewable Energy.
Sustainability forms more than 50% of the technical criteria and helps identify which RES can supply a facility’s electricity demand with clean energy that can be confirmed with Gold Standard-Verified Emission Reduction (VER) certificates or equivalent carbon certificates. As a result, more than 102 million kWh of its electricity consumption in 2021 was sourced from renewable energy.
It has also deployed more than 8,500 green network solutions that use cleaner fuel with lower emissions, consume less diesel fuel, and provide energy-efficient heat removal across its network.
Moreover, Globe is engaging its supply chain, including business partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers to ensure that sustainable practices are adopted and promoted.
Recently, it partnered with key industry experts including South Pole, AON UK Limited, and DNV-Synergi Life to help design and implement its Net Zero roadmap. This is in line with its commitment to reduce its GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent in 2030 and achieve Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 as part of its support for the global Race to Zero campaign.
In January last year, Globe formally joined the internationally-recognized Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) as part of its commitment to mitigate the impact of climate change through a science-based, numbers-backed report.
A few months later, it became the first and only publicly-listed Philippine company to commit to science-based targets to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius aligned with the Paris Agreement.