In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June, Globe reaffirms its commitment to addressing plastic pollution and encourages stakeholders to contribute to a circular economy through resource efficiency, waste reduction, and product stewardship.
Aligning its sustainability commitment to circularity to the theme of this year’s celebration, #BeatPlasticPollution, the digital solutions platform is rallying its employees, partners, and customers to promote circularity in its products and operations.
According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ‘circular economy’ is defined as creating an ecosystem that uses resources more efficiently by ensuring that resources, products, and services are used for as long as possible.
Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto asserts, "When it comes to sustainability, we understand that our efforts must go beyond our corporate boundaries. Working together with our partners, employees, and suppliers is integral in creating sustainable business models.”
Established in 1988 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237, the Philippine Environment Month provides a platform for environmental action and awareness. Aligned with the theme of the United Nations (UN) World Environment Day observed every June 5, this year’s focus is on the problem of plastic pollution, which poses significant threats to the environment, health, and economy.
In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, along with the new Philippine Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Globe has taken early action in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion.
It has partnered with recyclers for its events and marketing collateral, implemented internal plastic waste management programs, and embedded circularity in some of its products, among others.
The company’s broadband business, Globe At Home, recently launched a recyclable and upcyclable packaging design for its newest Fiber product, GFiber Prepaid. Its introduction to the market is the product of strong collaboration between Globe and its vendor partners. Together, they worked to highlight the following features:
Extending product packaging lifespan
The packaging can be reused as a box or repurposed into a laptop stand, thereby extending its usability.
Adherence to global industry standards
Nearly all materials are responsibly sourced, with necessary Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certifications.