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Pilipinas Shell forges partnerships in sustainability efforts

Energy company Pilipinas Shell aims to leverage its bitumen business, expertise in low-carbon fuels, and cleaner energy solutions to help these companies solve their unique decarbonization challenges. 

“These collaborations are in line with our aim of putting sustainability at the heart of our strategy which is powering progress for the nation,” said Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, country chair of Shell companies in the Philippines.

Undersecretary Maximo Carvajal of the Information Management and Technical Services, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), welcomed the collaboration which he said “will ultimately help the country achieve our common goals of providing quality, safe, and environment-friendly public infrastructure facilities that will improve the lives of every Filipino.”

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Strategic collaborations 

Three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) formalized the collaboration between Pilipinas Shell-Construction and Road and its partners.

Allan Canedo, business manager for Road Country of Pilipinas Shell Construction said they intend to support their partners on their sustainability journeys by working with them on developing fit-for-purpose solutions and providing integrated offers across the supply chain, which will contribute to reducing emissions.

Pilipinas Shell provides Bitumen solutions that help reduce a company’s business impact on the environment during projects; lubricant solutions that help reduce emission, enhance productivity and save money; fuel solutions that enable higher equipment utilization and site productivity; equipment management solutions that make it easier to manage productivity, improve carbon footprint and reduce operating costs; and a carbon compensation program that enables companies to balance unavoidable emissions through nature-based projects.

Bitumen and beyond  

The energy company also launched Bitumen and Beyond, its initiative to provide solutions not just for bitumen needs, but also for low-carbon fuels, and energy transition products and services. 

Sriram Musunuri, general manager for Shell Construction and Road Asia, said the macro approach of understanding the industry’s value chain and determining where Pilipinas Shell can provide solutions that will benefit the company’s existing customers and partners, as well as potential ones from the construction industry.

Recognizing valuable contributions 

Musunuri led Pilipinas Shell Construction and Road officials in holding the Bitumen and Beyond Partner Awards to recognize the significant role that Shell’s Bitumen partner contractors, resellers, and logistics providers have played and the ways they contributed to the business over the years.  

The recognition “Establishing New Markets through Collaboration and Innovation” was given to One Premium Power Corporation, Newington Builders, Inc., and Philtough Cargo Care, Inc., for their alliance that enabled Pilipinas Shell Construction and Road to be the only provider of Bitumen FreshAir in Palawan. The Enabling Exponential Growth in the Use of Instapave in North Luzon” recognition went to Roadex Construction Corporation for its completion of iconic projects using Instapave technology, and which remain repair-free.  

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