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Digital solutions platform Globe is leading the way in sustainable technology by converting its network equipment to more energy-efficient and cost-effective options as part of its climate action agenda. This step is not only good for the environment, but it also helps to meet the country's growing data demand and increases network capacity with increased bandwidth.

Globe recently switched its site backhaul from microwave antennas to a fully redundant fiber optic cable arrangement, resulting in lower power usage. This transition to green technologies is a key step in reducing the company's carbon footprint, and Globe has already saved 84,288 kilowatt-hours from 151 converted sites.

Gerhard Tan, network strategy and technology enablement director at Globe, said, "We are dedicated to creating a sustainable future through technology. Our conversion of microwave radio sites to fiber optic cable is a step towards reducing our carbon impact while ensuring backhaul efficiency. We are proud to be part of the global effort towards a healthier and fairer world and are fully committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions."

Globe's initiative is not only aligned with the commitment of its parent firm, Ayala Corp., but also with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), particularly UN SDG No. 13, which seeks urgent action against climate change and its impacts. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

Furthermore, as a participant in the United Nations-backed Race to Zero global campaign, Globe aims to cut global emissions in half by 2030 and deliver a healthier, more equitable zero-carbon world by 2050. It was also the first publicly traded Philippine corporation to sign on to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), which is aligned with the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The company’s commitment to implementing the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures' (TCFD) recommendations illustrates its willingness to disclose its climate action plan and programs as it works to meet its committed targets.    

In conclusion, Globe's shift toward sustainable technology is not only good for the environment, but it also acts as a model for other businesses to follow. Globe is contributing to a healthier and more sustainable future by committing to sustainable practices and lowering its carbon impact.

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