Globe Telecom Intros First “Eco-SIM” In Asia

Globe Telecom introduced its first “Eco-SIM” in Asia.

GLOBE TELECOM — The Philippines’ telecommunications giant recently introduced its first “Eco-SIM” in Asia in an effort to contribute to environmental sustainability.


Globe recently launched its very-first “Eco-SIM” cards in Asia in time for Zero Waste Month this month.

The “Eco-SIM” card was first developed in 2020 with a neutral carbon footprint. It was made from 100% recycled polystyrene recovered from discarded refrigerator interiors.

Globe, in partnership with Thales, has deployed the “Eco-SIM” cards starting November 2021. According to the telco, the CO2 emissions from the manufacturing process and electronic components were fully offset by Thales’ comprehensive carbon offset program.

Apart from 2nd life to refrigerator interiors and enabling an independent and exclusive green plastic supply flow to Globe Telecom for their SIM cards, Thales was helping the telco meet its ambitions for reducing its carbon footprint, cutting e-waste, and contributing to sustainability in the country.

As a Group, Thales has pledged to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and we align with the ambitions of many organizations to work for the better good and build a sustainable future,” said Jon Cahilig, Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions for Asia, Thales Digital Identity & Security.

Globe Eco-SIM
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The telco was also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in 2019, committing to implement universal sustainability principles on labor, environment, human rights, and anti-corruption in its operations.

Last January 2021, the telco expressed its support to the globally-recognized Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).

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Along with more than 1,800 companies worldwide, the telco also supported the framework set by TCFD and was committed to following recommendations towards effective climate-related disclosures.

In order for us to truly move the needle in the fight against climate change, we all must take on the responsibility to act sustainably,” Globe’s Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.

Crisanto also said that the telco’s partnership with the Thales Group not only enabled them to come up with a solution for their telco business, but it also gave their customers the opportunity to step up and to choose to live more sustainably.

Apart from Eco-SIM, the telco was also the first in the Philippines to launch an eSIM in 2018.

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