The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) has conferred on the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation the 2022 Europa Award for Smart and Safer Mobility for creating innovative, sustainable smart solutions that help address issues and challenges in the local transport industry.
“The support of ECCP to encourage collaboration among the private, public, and government institutions for energy transition has been vital to Pilipinas Shell’s advocacies,” Pilipinas Shell Vice President and General Manager for Mobility Randy Del Valle said during the recent virtual awarding ceremony.
“With Pilipinas Shell’s purpose of powering progress, we continue to enhance smart and safer mobility in the country by transforming our sites into customer-centric hubs,” he added.
The 2022 ECCP Europa Awards aims to recognize companies with exceptional performance and contributions in promoting sustainability in line with global standards and the Philippine Development Plan.
One of the award jurors, EU Ambassador Luc Veron, said: “More and more businesses in Europe, here in the Philippines, and all over the world are embracing policies that are geared toward sustainable development. We all need to work together to address sustainability issues while preserving our earth for the needs of future generations.”
As an advocate of smart and safer mobility in the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell is converting retail sites from being more than just gas stations into one-stop mobility stations that put the needs of customers first – expanding beyond fuels to provide complete customer offers.
Shell mobility stations are designed to be ideal locations for all types of motorists and non-motorists alike. Some stations can even cater to those who use bicycles and electric vehicles.
Recently, Shell Recharge, the company’s first high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging service in the Philippines – also the first of its kind on Philippine expressways – was launched in Shell Mamplasan.
Shell “Sites of the Future” also offer a complete customer experience and cater to all forms of mobility. The first Shell “Site of the Future” located at Acienda Silang, Cavite has a dedicated stop-and-go rack where cyclists can park, sit, and dine al-fresco. The other two sites are Shell Mahogany in Tagaytay City and Shell North Gateway in Mandaue City, Cebu Province, the first in the Visayas region.
Pilipinas Shell’s best-in-class mobility stations welcome customers and highlight other convenience offers at a glance. Motorists, passengers, and pedestrians can purchase basic necessities like food, toiletries, school supplies, and other essentials at Shell Select. They can relish quick bites, freshly-brewed coffee, cold-pressed juices, and other delicious options from the expansive assortment of affordable food products like Deli2Go’s sandwiches and pastries.
At Shell Helix Oil Change+, vehicle owners can choose from a wide range of high-quality lubricants and other car-care products. They can have their regular oil change maintenance service in the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge with WIFI access.
As part of the company’s Integrated Retail Offer, most Shell mobility stations have top-notch restrooms and payment kiosks where customers can top up their e-wallets or settle their bills. Customers also have the option to pay for fuel and retail products, and services using digital payment solutions, while also being able to earn points and redeem exciting rewards through the Shell Go+ application.
Shell Mobility stations were also built with sustainability in mind to be energy efficient and lower carbon emissions. The perimeter walls of Shell mobility stations were constructed using eco-bricks or recycled lubricant bottles from the company’s existing lube bays which are more durable and cost-effective than traditional bricks. The pavements of the station were built with Shell Bitumen FreshAir, which reduces emissions associated with asphalt, with the equivalent of reducing 40 cars worth of NO2 per kilometer of asphalt laid per year. The stations’ built-in rainwater catchment system has technology that collects and stores rainwater to be recycled for watering plants and flushing toilets. Solar panels are also becoming a staple across the forecourt panels of Shell mobility stations with the 100th solar site recently launched this year.
These sustainable innovations incorporated in the mobility station’s infrastructure are proof points of the company’s decades-long pursuit of smarter solutions to the country’s energy needs.