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Euro biz group, EU envoy laud British oil giant’s local unit for sustainability efforts

September 29, 2022

ECCP Online

THE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), with the head of the European Union (EU) delegation, recently feted Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. for protecting the environment while conducting business here and abroad.

The British energy giant’s Philippine subsidiary was among responsible foreign companies that implement innovative, sustainable intelligent solutions which help address local transport industry issues and challenges.

Pilipinas Shell was conferred with the 2022 Europa Award for Smart and Safer Mobility by the ECCP. This year’s citations recognized firms with exceptional performance and contributions in promoting sustainability, in line with global standards and the Philippine Development Plan.

Ambassador Luc Véron, who served as an award juror, appreciated the fact that “more and more businesses in Europe, here in the Philippines, and all over the world are embracing policies that are geared toward sustainable development.”

Véron averred: “We all need to work together to address sustainability issues, while preserving [the Earth] for the needs of future generations."

During the recent virtual awarding ceremony, Pilipinas Shell Vice President and General Manager for Mobility Randy Del Valle thanked the bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the country for the recognition. “The support of ECCP to encourage collaboration among the private, public, and government institutions for energy transition has been vital to [our] advocacies,” Del Valle said. “With Pilipinas Shell’s purpose of powering progress, we continue to enhance smart and safer mobility in the country by transforming our sites into customer-centric hubs.”

The firm’s evolving offers address growing demand for a more accessible, convenient, and transformative journey for its customers. Among its initiatives is the conversion of its retail sites into one-stop mobility stations, offering not just fuels but other services needed by customers. They are designed as ideal locations for all types of motorists and nonmotorists alike, with some catering to those who use bicycles and electric vehicles (EV).

Shell mobility stations were built with eco-bricks or recycled lubricant bottles from the firm’s existing lube bays, which proved to be more durable and cost-effective than traditional bricks. Pavements were built with Shell Bitumen FreshAir, which reduces emissions associated with asphalt, with the equivalent of reducing 40 cars worth of nitrogen dioxide per kilometer of asphalt laid annually.

Recently, the company launched in its Mamplasan branch its pioneering high-powered EV charging service in the country: “Shell Recharge.”

Promoting active and eco-friendly transportation, the first Shell “Site of the Future,” which opened at Acienda Silang in Cavite, has a dedicated stop-and-go rack where cyclists can park, sit and dine al fresco. Two of its other sites are located at Shell Mahogany in Tagaytay City, and Shell North Gateway in Mandaue City, Cebu.

The ECCP award, according to Pilipinas Shell, is the latest recognition of its “longstanding commitment to and pioneering spirit in serving the Filipino nation.”


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