Giant ICT Solution provider Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with yet another giant company, Globe Telecom on the adoption of Project 1 Phone e-waste recycling program.
The contract signing and e-waste turnover were led by Huawei Vice President for Sales Bruce Liu and Corporate Communications Head Wellington Liutao.
It was in acknowledgment to the P1P campaign initiated by Globe Business among its corporate clients to promote 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.
The two-year agreement requires a commitment from Huawei to gather all e-waste from its offices and employees to be collected by Globe and sent to its accredited partner Total Environment Solutions Asset Material Management (TES-AMM) Philippines for proper recycling, proceeds of which will go to Habitat for Humanity for classroom construction.
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.