Globe launched its first-ever Sustainability Academy to give its over 8,000 employees the know-how and insights to incorporate sustainability practices at work and at home.
Through its learning and development arm, Globe University, the company leveraged on the LinkedIn Learning platform to curate 37 micro learning videos that made up Sustainability 101 and 102 courses for the teams. These courses include topics such as: The Employee’s Guide to Sustainability, Climate Change Mitigation, and Sustainability as a business priority to learning about online safety, internet addiction, cyber bullying, internet trolls, among many others.
“Within the first 30 days after the launch of our Sustainability Learning Campaign, there have been approximately 1,800 Globe employees who were able to complete the Sustainability 101 and 102 courses. This translates to about 3,700 hours invested by our Globe employees learning about Sustainability. This strong initial take up indicates our employees’ interest and commitment to our Company’s Sustainability Goals,” Berns Bernardo, Head of Globe University shared.
Understanding the Basics of Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainability Principles in the Workplace and at Home, and Harnessing the Internet to Make a Difference are among the many topics to be tackled in Globe’s Sustainability Academy.
“The Globe Sustainability Academy accelerates our journey towards creating a Globe of Good that preserves the planet, ensures the well-being of many, and leverages technology to build green communities and businesses. We see it as a catalyst to spread sustainability one person at a time,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Sustainability Academy is delivered through a collaboration with LinkedIn. With more than 774 million members, LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world and a popular choice among professionals looking to advance their careers.
Globe became the first Philippine company listed by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) committed to set science-based targets by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Pathway by SBTi. Targets will be submitted by June 2023 and are subject for review and approval, in conjunction with the 1.5°C global warming scenario of the Paris Agreement and the #RacetoZero Campaign.
Employees are also encouraged to participate in E-Waste Zero which promotes a sustainable, safe, and responsible disposal of electronic devices. Since 2014, Globe has collected more than 1.4 million kilograms of old and non-working electronic devices from its corporate offices and key facilities, customers, and partners.
In addition to this, the company delivers its #MakeITSafePH campaign which is part of Globe’s broader mission to keep customers safe from risks and dangers of the online world. Under the campaign, it has partnered with international organizations such as the Internet Watch Foundation and the Canadian Center For Child Protection to help the government in its fight against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC). Globe also joined the UNICEF-led SaferKidsPH initiative to help raise awareness on the issue. Earlier, Globe also invested in a content-filtering system, costing the company USD 2.7 million.
“Sustainability can have many interpretations, but for Globe, it is understanding that caring for people, community, and environment are intrinsic to our business and cannot be addressed separately. Being a part of the Globe family is having all of us doing our share as custodians of the only planet we call home, even as we go about our business and continue creating economic value. The Globe Sustainability Academy is a big leap in the right direction,” Cu added.
Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact Principles and contributing to 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.