Ayalas partner with French firm to launch first eco-SIM in Asia
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Ayalas partner with French firm to launch first eco-SIM in Asia

In line with efforts to reduce its plastic consumption, Globe Telecom rolled out the first SIM cards made with 100 percent recycled refrigerator waste.

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Globe teamed up with Thales of France to introduce the first-ever eco-SIM cards in Asia for its postpaid mobile customers.

“This partnership with the Thales Group not only enables us to come up with a solution for our telco business, but it also gives our customers the opportunity to step up and choose to live more sustainably,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s chief sustainability officer and SVP for corporate communications.

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Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations. It has been in the Philippines since 2010, and is a strategic partner to key customers in the civil aviation, defense, digital security, air traffic management, and ground transportation sectors.

“As consumers become more environmentally-conscious, the onus is on companies to innovate to introduce sustainable technology solutions to remain competitive. 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.

 

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