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DENR Awards Globe Telecom for Volunteerism Efforts
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has awarded Globe Telecom for its volunteerism efforts and “invaluable support for DENR’s pursuit for sustainable development.”
The Certificate of Recognition, signed by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, was presented to Globe by DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny Antiporda during the recent celebration of National Volunteer Day with the theme “Volunterismo: Tugon sa Nagbabagong Panahon.”
Globe is among DENR’s 55 partner organizations from the business sector, government, non-government organizations, and the academe that were honored for their active participation in DENR volunteer projects and special events since 2012.
“This is our small way of thanking you for the big contributions you have made to the success of the DENR’s programs and activities,” Antiporda told the agency’s partner organizations during the event as he enjoined more people and organizations to help in protecting the environment. “The citizen’s support alone will dictate either the success or failure of DENR’s programs,” he added.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for our contribution to DENR’s overall vision. We are glad that our efforts in leaving minimal carbon footprint through Globe Telecom’s volunteering activities are aligned with DENR’s projects,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications. “Our principle is to continuously develop sustainable programs and integrate them into our everyday business practices to benefit the triple bottom line.”
Globe is an active supporter of DENR volunteerism programs and advocacy such as coastal clean-up at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA); mangrove tree planting in Calatagan, Batangas; watershed ecosystem awareness at Angat Dam, Norzagaray, Bulacan; and staging of history and nature bike parade, among others.
Globe is one of the country’s few companies that nurture its people’s innate desire to help by providing every employee with one day of “volunteer time-off” every year to pursue their chosen advocacy. It also encourages “volunteaming,” where employees are free to organize themselves in groups to pursue their advocacies.
In 2017, volunteerism in Globe reached an all-time high of 52.8% of the total employee base who volunteered for various social development causes. It also institutes activity-based and skill-based volunteering to support work with a partner group or community, organizing people who may want to join various advocacies and provide pro bono services, capacity building, or skills transfer.