Establishing and implementing CSMP is a requirement for Tabangao Refinery to mitigate its Carbon Dioxide emissions. It is also a requirement stipulated in the Environmental Compliance Certificate issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) for the Shell Tabangao Asset Renewal – Tabangao Refinery Euro-IV (P) Compliance (STAR-TREC) project.
Shell aims to plant a total of 83,000 seedlings of endemic and indigenous tree species in the 50-hectare land in Mt. Banahaw, Brgy. Kinabuhayan, Dolores, Quezon (under the jurisdiction of the National Power Corporation (NPC) – Makiling-Banahaw Watershed Management Department). As of this writing, 4,000 Narra seedlings have been planted.
CSMP was approved by DENR-EMB on January 29, 2016 and is expected to course until 2019. Moreover, it has provided additional livelihood and employment opportunities to local communities for the planting of seedlings and the maintenance and protection of the trees and reforestation site.
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) manages the planting, maintenance, and protection of the tree seedlings on behalf of PSPC. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing between the two parties was held on November 25, 2016.