More than a year into the pandemic, the Globe remains committed to going the extra mile to support its stakeholders and meet their most urgent needs. The company’s COVID-19 contribution hit P154 million in the first six months of the year, spread across different stakeholders. These include customers, employees, suppliers and other recipients in various communities and the health and education sectors.
“Globe continues to expand its support for our Kababians in one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history. More than securing connections and services in the first world, we prioritized assistance to strategic sectors, such as health and education, which are hardest hit by the pandemic. We know that many customers still feel challenged because of the impact of the pandemic. That is why we are increasing our assistance to basic services to the communities that need them most, ”said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Among the projects included in P154 million. Support, is Globe Labs COVID-19 test facility for use by employees, their relatives and also employees of suppliers and managed service partners.
“Since the start of the pandemic, we have prioritized the safety and well-being of Globe employees, their relatives and our partners, which ensures the continuity of our business. Through Globe technicians, store staff and even those working from home, we are able to deliver first-class connections, products and services that are essential for the success of individuals and businesses in the new digital economy. In addition, we strongly support key sectors and communities by providing them with financial, technical and in kind assistance so that they can recover more quickly from this pandemic and contribute to the country’s overall economic recovery, ”added Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe’s Chief Finance Officer.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Globe has raised and contributed DKK 1.9 billion. Pound to its stakeholders to help in the country’s fight against the health crisis. The amount reflects cumulative employee and vendor partner support, product and service packages for community programs, cash donations, and fundraising efforts in a variety of ways, including its digital platforms.
Globe also did not forget its social partners with support of 14.7 million. It consists of P9 million business investment in community programs and P5.7 million raised through employee and customer donation drives. There were P2.8 million total customer donations through Globe Rewards, P1.1 million through #OneGlobeVsCovid internal fundraising campaign and P1.8 million from the recently completed #BrigadangAyala initiative to the Philippine General Hospital, Tondo Medical Center and National Children’s Hospital.
Globe also supported various government agencies through relevant hotlines and help sites. To support the education sector, support initiatives include free access to the Globe eLibrary, vocational training for teachers under the Global Filipino Teachers Program, and webinars for mental wellness under the Department of Education and the Globes TAYO Naman! (Tulong, Alaga, Yakap and Oras para sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyon) program.
Over 4,300 liaison tools were also handed over to non-governmental partner organizations to support students and teachers in distance learning. At the same time, 268 Community Pantries were helped through shopping packages and prepaid quantities to help curb hunger. Globe also provided funding for the Ingat Angat campaign.
Globe strongly supports the UN’s goals for sustainable development, in particular the UN’s SDG No. 3, which ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being at all ages. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and 10 UN goals.
To learn more about the Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.
Sign up for our company newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to access The Philippine Daily Inquirer and other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4:00 and share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.