Globe to Provide Equal Benefits to Legal Dependents of Same-Sex Couples

Globe to Provide Equal Benefits to Legal Dependents of Same-Sex Couples

 In a landmark move supportive of SDG No. 5 promoting gender equality, Globe has begun recognizing the qualified dependents of same-sex legal couples in its employee base.

The new company policy took shape on January 1, 2020, covering all regular employees who contracted marriage with their same-sex partners in countries where same-sex union is legal.  In respecting these unions, Globe is the first company in the Philippines to extend similar benefits to dependents of its employees who come from the LGBTQ+ community.

In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and has committed to implement sustainability principles hinged on four pillars that include Digital Nation, Care for the Environment, Care for People and Positive Societal Impact. Globe has been supportive of the 10 SDG principles in action that promote diversity and inclusion, especially in the workplace.

“Globe has always been respectful and cognizant of gender equality. We hope that by showing concrete examples of how truly diverse and inclusive our company is, our LGBTQ+ employees will be more inspired, motivated to work harder and feel the importance and care we now formally extend to their legal spouses,” Renato Jiao, Globe Chief Human Resource Officer, says.

Globe defines a same-sex spouse as the same-sex partner of an employee, who is married, joined or registered in a country where same-sex marriage, civil union, civil partnership or registered partnership is legally accepted and is cohabiting with him/her.

As dependents, same-sex legal spouses are entitled to the following company initiated benefits such as in-patient and out-patient medical coverage (all employees); dental (executive-level employees); leave credits due to illness in the family that requires hospital confinement (all employees); and bereavement leave.

As the additional beneficiary, same-sex legal husbands or wives are now entitled to Group Life and Accidental Death insurance (all employees); bereavement assistance (all employees); and Retirement Death Benefit (all employees).

Known to be a purpose-led organization, Globe has been at the forefront of giving empowerment and equal opportunities to its employees.  This resonates well in the company’s culture, enabling it to be one of the best global high performing company indexes for many years.

Globe has won the Best Employer of the Year Award from the International Business Awards (Stevies) in 2018 and 2019; and Best Workplace in Asia from Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) three times in 2014, 2018 and 2019.

Written by Village Connect

In a world where free quarterly print and online publications rule, Concept and Beyond Publishing (formerly, Tesmarias Publishing) a publisher of Village Connect (VC) stands out as a pillar and a trailblazer, raising the bar for complimentary magazines with quality reads that are tailored to discriminating Filipino urbanites.

As a print and digital publication, VC strives to provide readers an insightful glimpse into the ever-changing business landscape through relevant dialogue and inclusive coverage of trending news, information, and lifestyle tidbits within (and outside) the metropolis.

On a bigger scale, VC identifies and promotes Philippine innovations in various industries and connects them with Manila’s young and upbeat populace.

Since its founding in 2011, VC emerged as a household and business name, with a monthly circulation of 50,000 copies distributed FREE in Metro Manila, VC is targeted toward select villages, multi-dwelling outfits (condominiums, serviced apartments), banks, and lifestyle facilities including salons, wellness institutes, and beauty and fitness centers. It is also exclusively carried by Figaro Coffee Shops in Metro Manila – truly living up to its goal of connecting villages and businesses.

“Get Connected and Join the Conversation”

Connecting villages to the urban world where villages and businesses come together. Your information hub for urban and corporate living.

Should you have further queries, please feel free to contact us at the telephone number, (02) 7255-1092 or mobile numbers: (0916) 704-7815 or (0939) 592-7990 or visit our website:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Instituto Cervantes celebrates Women’s Month with a Film Cycle and an Art Exhibit

Capital Markets Phenomenon of the Year Has Its Name: Covid-19