MANILA, July 31— Globe Telecom is encouraging bike commuting among its employees as an alternative mode of transportation and reduce carbon footprint.
In a statement Monday, Globe said its Bike2Globe program seeks to create public awareness on the benefits of biking to the environment.
It added the company believed that the use of bicycles can reduce both noise and air pollution making it a better alternative to cars.
“It is Globe Telecom’s advocacy to reduce our impact to the environment and support a low carbon future to address climate change. We want to extend that to our stakeholders, primarily our employees, and one of the easiest and most effective ways to do it is by promoting the use of bikes,” Raymond Martin Aguilar, Globe Head for Operational Risk Management and Business Operation, said.
Bike2Globe also supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 (UN SDG 13) on Climate Change as well as UN SDG 11 on making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through access to affordable and sustainable transport.
For those without their own bikes, Globe will provide several e-bikes which employees can use when they have work-related errands around the area.
E-bikes are equipped with an electric motor and pedal power which can be manually used when battery runs out.
Bikes are also an affordable and efficient mode of transportation as they do not emit harmful chemicals to the environment. (PNA)