Globe remains steadfast in helping Filipinos since the crisis started with Covid-19 support reaching Php 51.2 million for the first quarter of 2021. The assistance comes in services and promos, external fundraising efforts, customer donations and in-kind donations.
Globe’s assistance to its community partners reached more than Php 5.4 million in the first three months of the year while the fundraising that Globe ran for the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation, Inc. via Globe Rewards raised a total of Php 786,789.
More than 3,787 students and teachers received connectivity support via Globe At Home Prepaid and pocket WiFis that Globe provided to its partner companies and organizations such as Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI), ABS-CBN, Mary’s Way Foundation, HERO Foundation, and Missouri-based software company AMDOCS.
Globe also provided internet connectivity to persons with disabilities, displaced workers, and out-of-school youth undergoing upskilling programs with the Digital Jobs PH program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Davao-based social enterprise Virtualahan.
Likewise, teachers and students who are Globe users continue to have free access to online learning resources such as Globe eLibrary (https://globeelibrary.ph/), DepEd Commons (https://commons.deped.gov.ph/), PHL CHED Connect (https://phlconnect.ched.gov.ph/home), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) (https://www.tesda.gov.ph/)
“We continue to support our stakeholders especially since the impact of the pandemic has yet to abate. It has affected many, including our employees, contractors, suppliers, our customers and most especially our communities. We at Globe knew that we needed to step up and provide the much-needed assistance that our kababayans require,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Globe also gives importance on the well-being of its employees, contractors, and vendor-partners. Thus, more than Php 46 million was used to cover essentials such as health assistance, personal protective equipment, transportation fares, and meal subsidies.
In February this year, Globe’s RT-PCR testing laboratory started its operations in Mandaluyong to ensure that its workforce is properly tested and protected from the deadly virus. The Globe RT-PCR Lab has a capacity to conduct more than 300 tests per day, and if needed, can be increased to a maximum of 800 tests per day.
Globe, being also committed to look after the mental health of its people given the psychological impact that the pandemic brings, piloted HopeChat last year so that the employees could chat with licensed psychologists without compromising their privacy and safety.
All Globe programs and partnerships are in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG).
To learn more about Globe’s sustainability efforts, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html#gref