DIGITAL solutions platform Globe on Friday said that they welcome the launch of the GoDigital Pilipinas (GDP) Movement under the Private Sector Advisory Council, which brings together the power of the government and the private sector to push for digital transformation in the country.
Globe said that their long-standing programs under the Globe of Good, which seek to bridge the digital gap, ensure online safety and security, and foster sustainability in the digital world, is in line with the GDP’s goals.
“As a member of PSAC’s GoDigital Pilipinas, we have a platform for meaningful collaboration and cooperation between the government and the private sector to digitally enable Filipinos,” Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu said.
“The movement echoes the Globe Group’s hopes for the country and its people on digital enablement and transformation while creating a sustainable future,” he added.
Globe said they continue to engage its stakeholders to contribute to sustainable development through Globe of Good, the company’s digital empowerment platform.
It aims to create positive societal and environmental impact focused on building a digital nation, caring for people, and caring for the environment.
This is in line with Globe’s commitment to the 10 UN Global Compact Principles on Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
The company is also committed to support 10 of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with special focus on SDG 9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and SDG 13 on Climate Action.
“GoDigital Pilipinas will serve to expand our long-going advocacies that promote digital enablement and inclusion alongside environmental sustainability. With more private sector partners undertaking parallel initiatives, we’ll create greater impact and uplift more of our kababayans while creating a sustainable future,” Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer said.
The statement also said that under Globe of Good, Globe aims to equip Filipinos with future-proof skills through education while at the same time promoting online safety.
It partners with the schools to provide training and industry exposure on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), with the goal of producing a new generation of technopreneurs and digital leaders.
Through its eLibrary, Globe also provides free access to ebooks and videos which can be accessed for free by Globe customers. The web platform became more beneficial for students and teachers during the height of the pandemic, when students had to shift to remote learning.
Globe’s portfolio company KodeGo, meanwhile, provides IT training and builds the local pool of tech talent through online bootcamps on short-term courses under a study now, pay later scheme.
Meanwhile, to protect the livelihood of content creators and spare customers from fraud, Globe has been staunchly advocating against content piracy.
Globe combines these education programs with campaigns that promote sustainability, including E-Waste Zero, which encourages responsible disposal and recycling of electronic waste.
They also started investing in e-vehicles, recently launching e-shuttles for employees through a partnership with Global Electric Transportation (GET).
It is also promoting battery-powered smart scooters through a partnership between its corporate venture builder 917Ventures, the Ayala Corporation, and battery-swapping technology leader Gogoro.
“We stand ready to share best practices we’ve learned through our years of pursuing these many initiatives to PSAC so we can work in synchronicity to achieve our shared goals,” said Cu.
CurrentPH News Service