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FPI awards Shell as Most Outstanding Corporation in the CSR Practice

Shell companies in the Philippines (Shell) was hailed as the Most Outstanding Corporation in the Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) in its 2011 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Practices and Initiatives in Sustainable Development.

As the umbrella organization of manufacturers and producers in the Philippines, FPI promotes the adoption of sustainable development in its member companies’ operations and recognizes outstanding practices and initiatives in the following areas: management of waste, optimum use of resources, health and safety initiatives and corporate social responsibility.

Under the CSR category, FPI gave importance to CSR programs in education, livelihood, environment, emergency response, among others, which are sustainable by having beneficiaries of CSR programs as stakeholders in the operations of the FPI member company.

“We are truly honoured to be recognised by the Federation of Philippine Industries for our CSR initiatives. This affirms our strong commitment to Sustainable Development through our products, services and operations, as we constantly implement new and innovative ways to improve our operational efficiency, minimise our impact to the environment and help our customers do the same. We strive to keep looking for creative solutions to help meet the challenges of the new energy future and build strong partnerships to implement our CSR programmes for nation-building,” said Edgar Chua, Country Chairman of Shell companies in the Philippines.

Among the CSR programmes Shell implements are those in the areas of education, health, capacity-building/livelihood, environment and safety. These programmes include the “Gas Mo, Bukas Ko” scholarship programme for Shell forecourt attendants and transport sector dependents; Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultural (SAKA), which provides agricultural skills training and scholarships for youth in Palawan, site of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power project operated by Shell and its joint venture partners; Movement Against Malaria nationwide malaria prevention and control programme that has helped to reduce malaria mortality by 90% and morbidity by over 60% all over the country;

Panahiang Pangkabuhayan sa Pandacan (Triple P) and Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) livelihood programmes; Shell Eco-marathon smarter mobility programme to promote the message of fuel-efficiency; Shell Green Scholars environmental scholarship programme to help establish Clean (Pasig) River Zone warriors; Shell Tabangao Refinery biodiversity programmes to protect coastal ecosystems;

Waste management programmes such as the Shell Effluent Quality Improvement Project (EQUIP) to manage effluent from Shell operations, Bawas Basura sa Barangay (Triple B) solid waste management programme that also provides livelihood opportunities for communities; and safety programmes such as the Neighbourhood Emergency Services Team (NEST) disaster preparedness programme, regular Road Safety Camps and Workshops for Children and the Road Safety Flash Cards project for elementary schoolchildren implemented in partnership with the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership, among many others.

As a responsible energy company, Shell contributes to sustainable development by helping to meet the world’s growing energy needs in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

For more information on Shell companies in the Philippines’ CSR programmes, visit www.shell.com.ph/sdinaction.

ENQUIRIES:
Mylene Santos
Communications Manager
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
Tel. 63.2.8146087
Fax 63.2.8166153