Smart champions eco-efficiency by reducing the impact of our business on the environment and helping various communities curb the effects of climate change.

Connected Mangroves

In partnership with Ericsson, Connected Mangroves uses Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless connectivity to collect critical data relevant to the survival of these plants. The information, which is being collected by the mangrove sensor system, is transmitted over a cloud system to a dashboard accessible to the fisherfolk communities and authorities.

The program has been recognized by the GSMA as the global mobile industry's contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Rainforest Connection

An initiative among Smart, the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Huawei Technologies Philippines, and Rainforest Connection, the project makes use of old cellphones powered by solar panels and wireless technology. Using Internet of Things (IoT), rainforest sounds are recorded in order to detect and prevent illegal logging and poaching activities in the country’s rainforests.

Key figures:


trees planted in upland and mangrove sites nationwide

5 tons

of tarpaulins upcycled into
fashionable bags

37 kgs

of devices & batteries collected & properly disposed under automated phone recycling program

Citations received

  • #1 Leading Company in Asia and Emerging Markets and #4 out of the Top 100 Influential Digital Companies Worldwide - World Benchmarking Alliance - Digital Inclusion Benchmark, December 2020

  • Green Technology Award – Awards, December 2014

  • Sourcing Excellence Grand Prize – SCMAP’s Salute to Supply Chain Excellence Awards, September 2014

  • Environment and Value Chain Management Winner – Asian CSR Awards, September 2013

  • Social Contribution Award – Asia Communication Awards, June 2013

  • Green Award – World Communication Awards, November 2012

  • Green Technology Award – Asia Communication Awards, June 2012

  • Green Mobile Award – GSMA Global Mobile Awards, February 2012

  • Green Technology Award – World Communication Awards, November 2011

  • 1st Green Mobile Award – GSMA Global Mobile Awards, February 2009