Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Globe Telecom on the adoption of Project 1 Phone e-waste recycling program even as it turned over one van full of various electronic waste as initial donation.
The contract signing and e-waste turnover was led by Huawei Vice President for Sales Bruce Liu and Corporate Communications Head Wellington Liutao.
It was in response to the P1P campaign initiated by Globe Business among its corporate clients to encourage donations of individual and company e-waste such as non-working or damaged phones and tablets; mobile phone batteries, chargers, and accessories; printers, cartridges, and personal computers, among other electronic items.
“Our vision for sustainability is to Connect the Future so we are happy to be Globe Telecom’s partner in this endeavor. We have a responsibility to contribute to the markets in which we operate internationally. Huawei is prepared to leverage its ICT expertise to increase efficiency, reduce resource consumption, and build a green, low-carbon society. We will continue to invest 10% of our annual revenue to Research and Development to ensure that we continue to innovate technologies and develop green products and solutions,” Liu said.
Dion Asencio, Globe Vice President for Enterprise Sales said, “Apart from adopting environmental sustainability efforts in our own organization, Globe Business is taking a step further by enabling our enterprise customers to actively engage in saving the environment as an integral part of their corporate sustainability thrusts. That is why we are very thankful to Huawei for the partnership opportunity through P1P. We hope that this will serve as an inspiration to other companies to help us achieve our 150,000 kilogram e-waste target this year.”
Huawei commits to gathering all e-waste from its offices and employees in the two-year agreement. Globe will collect and send it to its accredited partner, Total Environment Solutions Asset Material Management (TES-AMM) Philippines, for proper recycling. The proceeds will also benefit Habitat for Humanity for classroom construction.
Globe Business is leading the way in encouraging businesses to do their share in minimizing environmental impact of e-waste and countering its harmful effects on health through close collaboration with private corporations on the adoption of P1P.
P1P, the flagship conservation initiative of Globe, focuses on responsible e-waste recycling and recovery to ensure that harmful materials do not end up in landfills. It also aims to promote sustainability by engaging various stakeholders, customers, partner corporations and the public to donate their e-waste for the conservation and protection of the environment.
So far, from the 79,968.2 Kg of e-waste gathered when it was first launched in 2014, the amount increased to 124,572.19 Kg the following year.
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.
Its principals, Ayala Corporation and Singtel, are top industry leaders in both the country and the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnership, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecoms and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.
Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide commit to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises, and consumers. It deploys its innovative ICT solutions, products, and services in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.