Globe gets ISO certification for EnMS
EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ
The Manila Times
GLOBE has secured the ISO 50001:2018 certification for Energy Management System (EnMS) in line with its strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In a statement on Thursday, Globe said that the EnMS will help implement the company’s climate ambition of transitioning to a lowcarbon operation by laying out a framework for carbon reduction and operational efficiency. The certification will also enable Globe to pursue alternative energy sources and energy-saving technology and equipment in its operations. Energy-efficient designs will also be incorporated to improve monitoring and performance across all facilities and contribute to the company’s operational energy efficiency targets and objectives. “We wanted to ensure energy efficiency, responsible energy procurement and improved equipment utilization in our facilities. We are proud to successfully meet all the requirements and complete the certification audit by BSI Singapore,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe’s chief finance officer and chief risk officer. The implementation of an EnMS facilitates proactive stakeholder engagement to collectively identify energy and cost-saving opportunities. The management system’s systematic approach will lead to continuous energy efficiency improvements against baseline and toward identified targets. Globe has also conducted an energy audit to identify opportunities for improvement to ensure that targets at the facility-level are met. Opportunities include upgrading current equipment or installing new equipment to improve energy efficiency within its operations. In January 2021, Globe also formally joined the globally recognized Task Force on ClimateRelated Financial Disclosures, composed of over 1,800 companies from 78 countries. They became the first and only Philippine publicly listed company to commit to set science-based targets through the science-based targets initiative in June of the same year. Globe partnered with South Pole — the international leader in climate services, solutions and carbon project development to develop its net-zero roadmap — and Aon UK Ltd. to integrate climaterelated risks and opportunities into its climate action strategy. It has also shifted 14 key facilities to 100-percent renewable energy through power purchase agreements with retail electricity suppliers aligned with the Philippines’ policy on clean power. It currently enrolls high-demand facilities and has started shifting lower energy demand facilities with the recent policy updates. It has also deployed over 8,500 green network solutions such as fuel cell systems, direct current hybrid generators, free cooling systems and lithium-ion batteries. These solutions use cleaner fuel with lower emissions, consume less diesel fuel and provide energyefficient heat removal.