Converge joins the Net Zero Carbon Alliance for a decarbonized and regenerative future
Converge represented by Vice President for Strategy and Sustainability Mr. Bryan Christopher King Kay (4th from the left) joins stakeholders in signing a pledge of commitment during the first-anniversary celebration of the Net Zero Carbon Alliance. From Left: Head of Corporate Services of INAEC Aviation Senen C. Torralba, Menarco Development Corporation COO Atty Maria Cristina Samson, General Manager of the Linden Suites Ma. Celeste Romualdo, Converge VP and Head of Program Management and Change Integration Bryan King Kay, and Ecolab Director SEA & Country Manager Philippines Sarawoot Lerdmaleewong. File photo
Manila Philippines, October 07, 2022 – Leading fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has joined the Net Zero Carbon Alliance (NZCA) which aims to unite companies and efforts towards carbon neutrality to mitigate the worsening effects of climate change. In line with its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Converge will be working with the said alliance to help the country achieve its target of a 75% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050. Converge formally joined as a new partner during NZCA’s first-anniversary celebration.
NZCA is an initiative of First Gen Corporation’s renewable energy subsidiary, Energy Development Corp. (EDC). The alliance is the country’s first private sector-led movement to form strategic partnerships that encourage other companies to commit and take immediate action to become carbon neutral.
“We don’t think of ESG in terms of one-off projects. Instead, we embed sustainable development principles into the way we do business. On the environmental front, Converge ensures that we are prepared to adapt to climate change while also doing our part to minimize greenhouse gas emissions,” said Converge Chief Strategy Officer Benjamin Azada. ESG or Environmental, Social, and Governance factors are the key areas that Converge focus on to ensure it is a responsible corporate citizen.
“ESG is one of our strategic focus areas and we have declared our own sustainability commitment. We have decided that we should go above compliance and not only care about our financial performance but also our environmental and social impacts,” said Converge Vice President for Strategy and Sustainability Bryan Christopher King Kay during the first-anniversary event of NZCA, where Converge signed its pledge of commitment to NZCA’s cause.
Mr. King Kay also shared that Converge has been committed to having focused initiatives that create sustainable value and impact in the long term, particularly for the environment as guided by its sustainability principles.
To manage its environmental impacts, Converge vowed to reduce its scope 2 GHG emissions by 75 percent by 2030 and operate its fleet, including its contractors’ with 20 percent electric and hybrid vehicles in the same year. Converge also commits to net zero GHG emissions by 2050, which means cutting GHG emissions to as close to zero as possible to avert the worst impacts of climate change and preserve a livable planet.
Converge had already shifted to 100 percent clean energy for its headquarters in Pasig City and its data center in Pampanga.
To know more about Converge and its sustainability efforts, visit https://cnvrge.co/sustainability. ###