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Globe maintains quality health and safety protection across the workforce

Globe remains committed to providing employees and third-party partners with the best health and safety protection in the midst of the pandemic.

Through its work environment program, Globe follows a proactive approach adapted to global best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of the workforce.

Globe safety protection

Last year, Globe mobilized a COVID-19 task force to plan and implement company initiatives to ensure continuity of operations and ensure the physical and mental health of employees as well as its contractors. It developed risk-reducing strategies that enabled the company to adapt to the changing conditions posed by the global health crisis.

Telecom also invested approx. P35 million in a dedicated RT-PCR laboratory called the Globe Lab, which was certified by the Department of Health (DOH), to enable regular COVID-19 testing and screening for all staff and third-party partners. The plant has the capacity to perform 10,000 tests every month.

Globe also developed the G-Check mobile app, allows the company to monitor the health status of its critical workforce, and monitor the health of employees from home as well as those returning to company offices.

In its annual report on accidents at work submitted to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Globe reported zero deaths and zero lost man-hours in 2020, indicating that no employees were involved in any incident that resulted in deaths.

In the last three years, the Globe also recorded zero disability injury or illness, while the number of non-disability injuries fell steadily from 103 in 2018 to 87 in 2019 and 27 in 2020.

“We are doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our employees and third parties, especially during the current crisis, so that we can continue to operate and provide our customers with the extra care they need,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe Chief Risk Officer.

The company’s occupational health and safety management system has received an ISO 45001 certification throughout the company, which will be implemented under the integrated management system in 2018 and passed its re-certification audit this year conducted by the British Standards Institution (BSI)

Globe safety protection

“The Globe protects workers’ rights and promotes safe and secure working environments for all. We will continue to strengthen our practices to promote diversity, inclusion and employee well-being, ”Maniego-Eala added.

The Globe supports the UN’s goals for sustainable development, in particular UN SDG # 3, which shows the importance of good health and well-being as key drivers of economic growth and development, and the UN SDG # 8, which calls for the protection of workers through the promotion of safe and safe working environments.

To learn more about the Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

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