Mazda, Shell partner to push for carbon neutrality in PH

Mazda Philippines /Pilipinas Shell collaboration for Voluntary Carbon Offset program

Mazda Philippines and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) have created a collaboration targeted to offset carbon emissions.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the collaboration between Mazda Philippines and Pilipinas Shell?

    The Voluntary Carbon Offset program is where participating companies offset the carbon emissions generated by its business activities through Pilipinas Shell’s purchase of nature-based projects for its customers.
  • How many automotive manufacturers in the country have joined the program?

    Currently, Mazda Philippines is the only automotive brand that has participated in the Voluntary Carbon Offset program.
  • In a statement, the PSPC said that the Voluntary Carbon Offset program recognizes that, while the industry is trying to avoid or reduce emissions, the transition would still require the traditional fuel options. “Through Pilipinas Shell, participating companies can offset their fleet’s unavoidable CO2 emissions produced by the fuel purchased from Shell-branded service stations,” the oil company shared.

    The program calculates a fleet’s overall fuel expenditure and its associated CO2 emissions. The emissions are compensated by carbon credits purchased by PSPC for the customers from a global portfolio of nature-based projects. These projects are independently verified to the highest internationally recognized standards.

    Shell Fleet Solution Country Business Manager Chris Alli

    According to Shell Fleet Solution Country Business Manager Chris Alli, Mazda Philippines is the first automotive brand locally that joined the program. “We hope to influence or attract similar businesses to follow Mazda’s example,” Alli was quoted as saying.

    Mazda Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Tan, for his part, said that the partnership “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.”

    “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,” he added.

    Mazda Philippines President Steven Tan

    Mazda’s tie-up with PSPC is also in line with its long-term vision of “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” that aims to achieve carbon neutrality through the development of hybrid systems and electrification, while championing innovations that lessen carbon emissions in car engines.

    Compared to its previous powertrain engines, all new Mazda vehicles feature Skyactiv Technology, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

    “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,” Alli noted.

    “The Voluntary Carbon Offset program 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 program. For more information, contact Customer Service at +632 88788811.

    Photos from Pilipinas Shell

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