As part of its strong commitment to environmental sustainability, Teleperformance, a global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management provider, announced that it has signed an agreement to source 100% renewable energy from AboitizPower (AP) retailer Adventenergy, Inc for its facility in Bacolod City.
Aside from TP-Bacolod, Teleperformance will also utilize 100% Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for renewable energy, for their facility in Sucat.
The switch to renewable energy is their significant contribution in decarbonizing the country and they hope to leave a mark in the country as one of the first BPOs to utilize Renewable Energy in their operations, it said in a press statement.
TP hopes that other BPOs in the country will likewise make the environmentally conscious choice of switching to renewable energy.
Teleperformance Philippines Chief Executive Officer Francisco Lara said: “As BPOs, we have already made a positive impact in the Philippine community through providing thousands of jobs to career-seekers. We have the resources to take it a step further and shift the focus on climate security given the alarming damages in our communities brought about by climate change. The transition to Renewable Energy is one of the easiest steps we can take so long as we have a reliable partner such as AboitizPower to guide us through the process.”
Sandro Aboitiz, Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations at AboitizPower, said “this partnership with Teleperformance affirms our efforts to emphasize the direct impact that retail customers have in preserving the environment through the kind of energy they choose to run their facilities”.
Teleperformance was one of the first 100 signatories to join the @ClimatePledge — a drive to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s 2050 goal, by committing to: report greenhouse gas emissions regularly; implement decarbonization strategies; and neutralize remaining carbon emissions with quantifiable, socially beneficial offsets.
It also step up its own climate objectives by committing to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which involves adopting a greenhouse gas emissions target in accordance with the Paris agreement.
Through this commitment, Teleperformance is seeking to increase its resilience and readiness for a carbon-constrained world.