Philippine telecom firm pushes for paperless billing

Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom is encouraging its postpaid customers to help save thousands of trees and reduce greenhouse gas emission by enrolling their fixed and mobile accounts in paperless billing program, the company said.

This is in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production which aims to “increase net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution while increasing quality of life. It also involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles.”

So far, over 80% percent of Globe postpaid customers already signed up to paperless billing, which translates to 22,855 trees saved, 21 hectares of land protected, and 2,762 carbon emissions reduced.

Although senior citizens, tenured and platinum customers are exempted from the automatic switch to electronic billing, they are, however, also encouraged to join the campaign.

Globe Telecom is a telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses with an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, Internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.