Aboitiz Power Corp. said Tuesday its retail electricity supply company Advent Energy Inc. will supply electricity to outsourcing firm Teleperformance Philippines’ Bacolod and Sucat offices.
Advent Energy will supply “Cleanenergy” to Teleperformance and bring them closer to their sustainability goals.
Cleanergy is Aboitiz Power’s renewable energy solutions brand that supplies communities and businesses with power derived from run-of-river, large hydro, solar and geothermal.
Teleperformance plans to switch more offices to Cleanergy in the future.
“This partnership with Teleperformance affirms our efforts to emphasize the impact retail electricity customers have in preserving the environment through the kind of energy they choose,” Aboitiz Power senior vice president for commercial operations Sandro Aboitiz said.
Aboitiz said the transition to a cleaner energy future involves the convergence of consumers’ choices, supportive government policies and the participation of industry players.
“We are happy that through the Department of Energy’s Green Energy Option Program, we can collaborate with various industries under a long-term goal of achieving business sustainability and energy security through Cleanergy,” Aboitiz said.
GEOP allows consumers to choose RE as their source of electricity and help the country achieve energy independence by lessening reliance on imported energy sources such as fossil fuels.
“As a business process outsourcing company, we are proud to contribute to the country’s growth by providing thousands of jobs to career-seekers,” Teleperformance Philippines chief executive Francisco Lara said.
“We take our participation in the Philippines’ nation-building a step further by adding climate action as part of our commitment to the environment, which we call the Citizen of the Planet initiative,” he said.
Teleperformance, with over 57,000 employees in 23 business sites across the country, is among the Philippines’ most prominent BPO companies, helping contribute to the economy’s growth.
Lara said the power supply deal with Aboitiz Power would make the company one of the first BPOs to use RE in their operations.
BPOs consume energy around the clock, making the switch more significant as this is considered a step toward decarbonizing a vital sector of the Philippine economy.
“We hope this action will inspire other BPOs in the country to be as environmentally conscious and consider switching to RE,” Lara said.