DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje in a statement said, "The awardees were chosen because of their exemplary environmental performance and for going beyond mere compliance with existing environmental laws and regulations."

Shell Anibong Terminal in Tacloban and the Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant (MOGP) in Batangas were named as two most environmentally responsible facilities by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Both facilities had been given the DENR Seal of Approval under the Track 1 Category of the Philippine Environment Partnership Programme (PEPP). This high-profile recognition means that the MOGP and the Shell Anibong Terminal are going beyond compliance i.e. having no case/cases filed with the PAB for three years prior to the date of application; had been meeting all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations; and having a proven record of superior environmental performance.