Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. hailed as PH sustainability champion
The special award recognizes sustainability business leaders who have best incorporated the use of clean and efficient energy practices in their day-to-day operations while at the same time supporting efforts to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030 to help in climate change mitigation as stipulated in the Paris Agreement of 2016. “This is another feather in our cap, and we extend our utmost gratitude to the ECCP for recognizing SPEX as a champion of sustainability in the Philippines,” SPEX Engineering and Projects Manager Rhea Abigail Navarro said during the virtual awarding ceremony. “We remain committed to our vision of providing the Philippines clean and efficient energy sources that will help the planet, power the nation, and empower our people,” she added. According to one of the award jurors, Ambassador Luc Veron of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, the awards “exist to recognize Filipino companies with exceptional contributions to sustainability in line with the Philippine Development Plan and global standards.” “Sustainability requires a whole-of-society approach. We all must act now to protect the environment and to boost the green economy,” the ambassador said. “It is no longer business as usual. Sustainability cannot just be a slogan; rather it should be the standard. There is a paradigm shift taking place,” added ECCP Vice President Lars Wittig. The Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power Project (Malampaya), operated by SPEX, signaled the birth of the country's natural gas industry, ultimately becoming a symbol of the Philippines' journey toward energy self-sufficiency.