Globe Telecom Secures Top Spot in Philippine Digital Inclusion, As Per 2023 DIB Rankings

Globe Telecom Sets Industry Benchmark in Digital Inclusion for 2023

Yoly Crisanto Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Group
Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Group

Globe Telecom Inc. has achieved the highest ranking among Philippine telecom companies in the prestigious 2023 Digital Inclusion Benchmark (DIB), showcasing its commitment to advancing digital access, skills, and security.

What is Digital Inclusion Benchmark?

According to its website:

The Digital Inclusion Benchmark tracks how companies are helping to advance a more inclusive digital economy and society.

The World Benchmarking Alliance’s (WBA) Digital Inclusion Benchmark initiative is strategically designed to propel the digital economy and society towards greater inclusivity.

During the vital multi-stakeholder consultation phase orchestrated by WBA, it became evident that digital corporations are pivotal in driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This initiative recognizes the transformative power of digital technologies — from mobile money services enabling financial inclusion for the unbanked, thereby aiding in poverty alleviation, to internet and web applications that foster global connectivity and cooperation.

Despite their potential, these technologies have yet to be fully harnessed to expedite the achievement of the SDGs.

The crux of this mission lies in dismantling the barriers that prevent billions from accessing and effectively utilizing digital technology.

It’s imperative that digital tech companies escalate their involvement to make this vision a reality.

WBA’s corporate benchmarking is designed to spotlight industry leaders who are championing digital inclusion, thereby igniting a competitive drive for excellence across the digital sector.

This initiative also serves to hold lagging companies accountable, ensuring a collective and robust march towards a digitally inclusive world.

Key Takeaways

  • Top Ranking in DIB: Globe Telecom leads among local telecom companies in the 2023 Digital Inclusion Benchmark.
  • Commitment to Digital Inclusion: The company’s continuous efforts in cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital literacy have been recognized.
  • Improvement from 2021: Globe has shown significant progress since its first evaluation in the DIB.
  • Focus on Cybersecurity and Privacy: High ranking in the “Use” category, reflecting its best practices in cybersecurity incident response and clear privacy policies.
  • Child Online Safety Initiatives: Globe’s partnerships and programs focus on protecting children in the digital space.

Advancing Digital Safety and Skills

Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, emphasized the company’s mission:

Our progress in the Digital Inclusion Benchmark affirms our efforts to equip our customers with the necessary skills to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

Recognized Efforts in Cybersecurity

Globe‘s significant strides in the “Use” and “Skills” indicators of the DIB have placed it third among 200 global companies, demonstrating its robust practices in cybersecurity incident response and user data protection.

Comprehensive Digital Safety Measures

Globe’s appointment of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) underlines its commitment to managing digital threats effectively.

Additionally, the company’s data centers have earned three ISO accreditations, ensuring top-tier service and security.

Child Online Safety

The telecom giant has been lauded for its commitment to child online safety through collaborations with organizations like the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P).

Digital Literacy Advocacy

Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) continues to educate the youth, parents, and teachers on responsible technology use, reinforcing its dedication to digital citizenship.

Globe Telecom’s leadership position in the 2023 Digital Inclusion Benchmark reflects its steadfast commitment to enhancing digital inclusivity, security, and literacy in the Philippines.

The company’s comprehensive approach to digital safety and its continuous efforts to educate and protect its users set a benchmark for responsible digital citizenship.

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