GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has announced its goal to increase the use of renewable energy sources in its facilities as part of its dedication to sustainability.
“We have a goal for the number of sites we can participate in the GEOP (green energy option program). For this year, we have enrolled seven or eight sites, and for next year, our goal is to enroll seven or more cell towers,” stated Raymond Aguilar, vice-president for enterprise and corporate management at Globe, while speaking to reporters at the Globe Energize 2023 event on Tuesday.
Inaugurated in 2018, GEOP is an optional policy system that enables individuals who use a minimum of 100 kilowatts to obtain electricity from certified retailers who offer renewable energy.
According to Mr. Aguilar, Globe currently has 26 facilities that utilize renewable energy sources.
“Since 2019, we’ve been transitioning our corporate sites into RE. Since then, we have transitioned around 26 sites to RE. This 26 includes facilities and cell towers,” he said.
The telecommunications company announced its commitment to implementing climate action plans, including a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
Globe has announced that there are additional sites powered by RE in various locations such as Makati, Quezon City, Caloocan, Taguig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Manila, Marikina, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Tarlac, and Cebu. These sites were identified by Ashley Erika O. Jose.