“We are truly honoured to be recognised by the Federation of the Philippines for our health and safety programmes. This is a strong affirmation of our initiatives by reducing environment and social impacts and a validation of Shell as a good corporate citizen,” said Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Vice President for Communications Roberto Kanapi. “We continue to work towards a sustainable future by providing environment-friendly and innovative solutions; and also giving support to programmes that uphold road safety, health advocacies and improving healthcare, and cleaning the environment.

The award is part of the 2012 FPI Sustainable Development Awards given to Corporations, Industry Associations and Local Government Units (LGUs), which demonstrated exemplary practices on Waste Management, Optimum use of Resources, Health and Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility.

This year’s Panel of Sustainable Development Judges were Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Hon. Ramon C. Paje as the Overall Chair, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines President Grace Sapuay for Social Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental Protection Presidential Adviser Juan Romero Nereus O. Acosta for Management of Waste, Earthday Network Philippines President Roberto Guevarra for Optimum Use and Recycling of Resources, and former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Jaime Z. Galvez Tan for Health and Safety.

In 2011, FPI recognised Shell as Most Outstanding Corporation in the Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the 2011 FPI Recognition Awards for Outstanding Practices and Initiatives in Sustainable Development. FPI is the umbrella organisation of manufacturers and producers in the Philippines, which promotes the adoption of sustainable development in its member companies’ operations and recognises outstanding practices and initiatives in sustainable development.

Shell safety initiatives in the Philippines include Goal Zero, Road Safety for Children Programme, road safety flash cards, partnership with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road safety, Shell and the Philippine National Police partnership in strengthening peace and order in the country, and partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection to promote fire safety, among others.

Meanwhile, Shell health initiatives include Shell BeWell programme, integrated health programme in Pandacan (PAMANA), Impok Pang-Kalusugan (Save for Health), reduction of malaria cases in the country through Movement Against Malaria and Biyaheng Kulambo (Travelling Insecticide-treated nets), training programme through the Neighborhood Emergency Services Team (NEST), and HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign, counseling, and voluntary testing in the workplace, among others.

About Shell

Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, smarter infrastructure, smarter use, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment, through cleaner burning natural gas and advanced fuels and lubricants technology.

At our operations, safety is our top priority. Our goal is to have zero fatalities and no incidents that cause harm to our people and neighbours and put our facilities at risk. We aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business.

In the Philippines, Shell represents various companies operating in oil and gas exploration, extraction, refining and delivery of smarter products for clean and fuel efficient transport in the country. Shell’s energy portfolio in the Philippines include the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project which represents roughly 40-45% of Luzon’s power generation requirements, providing the country a considerably long-term revenue stream to the government, in addition to considerable foreign exchange savings.

Being at the forefront of energy and fuel efficiency, Shell advocates for the use of energy more efficiently as the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change through driver education, fuel efficient driving behaviour, and smarter mobility collaboration and strategic partnerships to fuel the country’s progress. As Shell aims to meet the world’s future energy needs with a diversified energy mix and cleaner energy, we enjoin consumers and businesses to use energy better, to do more with less, and make energy conservation a way of life.

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