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Saturday, February 26, 2011


Manila Bulletin
Environment and Nature Section of Business Bulletin
p. B-10
February 8, 2011

Globe fights climate change through ‘Green’ campaign

With the disastrous effects of global warming being experienced worldwide, industries are currently in a race to stop or at least lessen the effects of greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time, working to prevent further deforestation.
Globe Telecom, being responsible corporate citizen, has joined the fight against climate change through Globe Goes Green, a sustainability campaign to help integrate key environmental initiatives to the company’s business strategy.
While a few projects started in 2003, Globe has moved beyond regulatory compliance and has created a culture of environment activism in the entire value chain of the business. Globe has evolved its environment sustainability program to include both internal and external initiatives such as solid waste management, used-lead battery disposal, reforestation, cell phone take back, and carbon emission reduction from energy use.
Globe Bridging Communities, the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program together with its institutional partners continue to work hand-in-hand in crafting the design of environmental advocacy programs such as the Cordillera Challenge, Lifeboats and Lifelines, Earth Hour and Earth Day celebration, and Forest Building activities in Taguig, Benguet, Batangas, Cebu, Bohol, Davao and Laguna. Through such volunteering efforts, Globe employees and stakeholders are also given an opportunity to have a first hand experience in protecting the environment.
Likewise, Globe implements annual impact assessments and reports in order to measure the effectiveness and relevance of its environmental programs. This is done through community consultations, employee surveys and Greenhouse Gas Accounting. The latter established the company’s baseline for its carbon footprint and commitment to work progressively on reduction measures. With this information, Globe has moved forward to achieve its goal of operating with less – less fuel dependency for less emission.
“It is high time to let the public know the efforts of Globe in preserving the environment through Globe Goes Green. Globe CSR Team decided to have different kinds of forest building activities that will be held in different provinces all over the Philippines in order to support and promote the importance of environmental preservation in the rural areas. In some areas like Bulacan, we used the power of mobile telecommunications in reporting abuses of our environmental resources.

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