Shell and Mazda collaborate for Voluntary Carbon Offset Program, making Mazda the first car dealership in the Philippines to participate. From left: Senior Marketing and Communications Manager of Mazda Philippines Saul Babas, President and CEO of Mazda Philippines Steven Tan, Country Business Manager of Shell Fleet Solutions Chris Alli, Shell Fleet Solutions Marketing Manager Millan Valdepenas
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation has launched a collaboration with Mazda Philippines to offset CO2 emissions, making Mazda the first in the car dealership industry to drive carbon neutrality in the Philippines.
“We are happy that as we take part in the Voluntary Carbon Offset programme, Mazda is the first automobile brand in the Philippines that has gotten on board,” said Chris Alli, Country Business Manager at Shell Fleet Solutions. “We hope to influence or attract similar businesses to follow Mazda’s example.”
The Voluntary Carbon Offset programme recognizes that, while the industry is trying to avoid or reduce emissions, the need for traditional fuel options still remains during the transition. Through Pilipinas Shell, participating companies can offset their fleet’s unavoidable CO2 emissions produced by the fuel purchased from Shell-branded service stations.
The programme calculates a fleet’s overall fuel expenditure and its associated CO2 emissions. The emissions are compensated by carbon credits purchased by Pilipinas Shell for the customers from a global portfolio of nature-based projects. These projects are independently verified to the highest internationally recognized standards.
“This collaboration will hopefully raise the awareness of the public and other company fleets to be conscious about the CO2 emissions generated from their business activities, as well as the action that they can take to address it,” said President and CEO of Mazda Philippines Steven Tan. “Mazda continues to challenge itself to further improve its technologies by combining our unique, efficient engines with electrical drive technologies, and deploys the appropriate technology and propulsion solutions to the markets that meet the requirement.”
Mazda’s collaboration with Pilipinas Shell is also in line with its long-term vision of “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” which aims to achieve carbon neutrality through the development of hybrid systems and electrification, while championing innovations that lessen carbon emissions in car engines. All Mazda vehicles are equipped with Skyactiv Technology, which improves fuel efficiency and emits less CO2 than their previous powertrain technology.
“Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. Our current business plans do not bring us there yet, so we need to change to help us move faster towards the target,” said Alli. “The Voluntary Carbon Offset programme is an important customer offer. We hope that we can reach more purpose-driven brands like Mazda to collaborate with, drive awareness, and start taking the necessary steps for this cause.”
Offsetting carbon emissions is one of Pilipinas Shell’s solutions to reduce the carbon footprint in the mobility sector in addition to avoiding and reducing emissions. Companies can do their part in creating a more sustainable future by collaborating with Shell Fleet Solutions and participating in the Voluntary Carbon Offset programme. For more information, contact Customer Service at +632 88788811.