Philippines-based operator Globe Telecom has ramped up its sustainability plans by committing to cut its carbon emissions by 50% in 2030, as part of its overall goal of being a net-zero operator by 2050.
In a statement, the company said sustainability is now included as a part of its criteria when sourcing renewable energy suppliers.
As part of its modernisation programme, Globe has deployed over 7,400 green network solutions such as fuel cell systems, direct current-hybrid generators, free cooling systems, and lithium-ion batteries that use cleaner fuel.
The company also moved 14 of its high energy burning facilities to renewable energy and pledges to continue buying renewable energy bundled with verified carbon offsets.
Globe chief sustainability officer Yoly Crisanto said Huawei was chosen to build a green network that will save space and reduce power consumption.
“Our number one baseline strategy is simplification. The more you simplify the network, the less footprint you’ll have. In turn, there will be less maintenance cost and less power needed,” said Crisanto.
She added: “We are partnering with experts. We can’t do it alone. We’ve understood that in our journey over the last few years”.