Globe Advances its Commitment to Sustainability: Key Facility in Nasugbu Shifts to Renewable Energy
Globe, a leading digital solutions platform, continues its stride toward sustainability by transitioning another key facility in Nasugbu, Batangas, to renewable energy (RE) through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP). This marks the 25th facility within the Globe network powered by clean energy.
Aligned with Globe’s commitment to achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, this move supports the overarching sustainability goals set by its parent company, Ayala Corporation. Globe aims to source 44% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and increase it to 98% by 2050, adhering to regulatory timelines and contributing to global climate action.
The GEOP initiative, utilized by Globe, empowers consumers to opt for RE from licensed suppliers, presenting a greener alternative to conventional energy sources.
Globe’s facilities across various locations have undergone the transition to renewable energy, with Nasugbu following its site in Bolbok. Other key facilities within the Globe group operating on clean energy are situated in Cavite (5), Quezon City (4), Cebu (3), Makati (2), and one each in Caloocan, Taguig (Globe’s head office), Mandaluyong, San Juan, Manila, Marikina, Laguna, Tarlac, and Iloilo.
Butch Kalalang, Globe Assistant Vice President for Regional Network Operations, emphasized the significance of this move, stating, “The continuous shift of our high-energy sites to renewable energy is a reflection of Globe’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. By harnessing the regulatory provisions to shift to renewable energy, we are reducing our reliance on traditional energy sources and improving our operational efficiency through innovative network solutions and energy-efficient equipment. We are not only contributing to global climate action but also paving the way for a greener Philippines.”
Globe initiated its decarbonization journey in 2019 by securing RE through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), adhering to government RE policies and the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement for a 75% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe Chief Finance Officer, expressed the profound commitment behind the transition to renewable energy, stating, “Globe’s commitment to renewable energy is more than a corporate goal; it’s a pledge to our planet and future generations. By shifting to renewable energy sources, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint but also encouraging more investments in clean energy.”
Beyond energy sourcing, Globe’s sustainability efforts include securing the ISO 50001:2018 certification for Energy Management System (EnMS) in 2022, deploying green network solutions, utilizing intelligent monitoring systems, and engaging supply chain partners to ensure sustainability is integrated across the value chain.