AboitizPower and Teleperformance Philippines sign Cleanergy deal

February 01, 2023

AboitizPower and Teleperformance Philippines sign Cleanergy deal
AboitizPower Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations Sandro Aboitiz (third from left) and Teleperformance Philippines Chief Executive Officer Francisco Lara (second from right) shake hands after signing a deal for the supply of Cleanergy to Teleperformance’s offices. With them are (L-R) AboitizPower Assistant Vice President for Market Strategy Gina Camacho-David, Teleperformance Philippines President for Facilities and Administration Eduardo Punzalan, Teleperformance Philippines Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management Jeffrey Johnson, and Teleperformance Philippines Chief Operations Officer Jose Luis Marquez.

Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), through its retail electricity supply company Advent Energy, Inc., was tapped to provide leading outsourcing firm Teleperformance Philippines with Cleanergy to initially power their Bacolod and Sucat offices and take them closer to their sustainability goals.

Cleanergy is AboitizPower’s renewable energy (RE) solutions brand that supplies communities and businesses with power derived from run-of-river, large hydro, solar, and geothermal. Teleperformance said they plan to switch more offices to Cleanergy in the future.

"As a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, we are proud to contribute to the country’s growth by providing thousands of jobs to career-seekers," Teleperformance Philippines Chief Executive Officer 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.”

Lara shared that transitioning to renewable energy is easy with a reliable partner like AboitizPower to guide them through the process.

With over 57,000 employees in 23 business sites across the country, Teleperformance is among the Philippines' most prominent BPO companies, helping contribute to the economy's growth. With this switch, Lara shared they could leave their mark as one of the first BPOs in the nation 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 key 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 added.

AboitizPower Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations Sandro Aboitiz highlighted that the transition to a cleaner energy future involves the convergence of many things, among which are the choices consumers make, supportive government policies, and the participation of industry players.

"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 stated. "We are happy that through the Department of Energy’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), we can collaborate with various industries under a long-term goal of achieving business sustainability and energy security through Cleanergy."

The GEOP is a scheme that empowers consumers by allowing them to choose RE as their source of electricity. The government said this would help the country achieve energy independence by lessening reliance on imported energy sources such as fossil fuels.

Aboitiz shared that the company has allotted ₱190 billion to expand its RE portfolio to 4,600 MW or threefold its current capacity by 2030. This investment will help address the market's growing demands and contribute to managing climate-related risks.

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