Shell marks 128th anniversary in Thailand, ‘Powering Progress Together’ for Sustainable Energy future
Sep 23, 2020
Bangkok, Thailand – The Shell Company of Thailand Limited is marking its 128th year in Thailand and emphasizing its mission of powering progress together by establishing its vital role in the country’s energy transition and sustainable energy solutions. Dating back to 1892, when Shell’s Murex oil tanker approached Bangkok’s shores, the company made history by being the first to import kerosene into Thailand, beginning its role in the country’s energy evolution. It then established the Shell Transport & Trading Company, taking up the shell logo, and later expanded into other energy businesses including oil exploration at the Sirikit Field as well as an oil refinery and oil trading business. It was an important era when Thailand began building its energy security, with Shell passing on knowledge and bringing energy technology into the country. Finally, following World War II, the company changed the name to the Shell Company of Thailand Limited, as it is known today. At present, Shell is still moving forward to meet Thailand’s energy needs and is well-placed to help shape the country’s sustainable future through its customer excellence and high-quality portfolio of pioneering products for both the business and consumer sectors, from Shell V-Power fuels, Shell Helix engine oil, to Shell FuelOil Extra and Bitumen FreshAir.
This year, Shell introduced the #EnergyAmbition for ‘Better Energy, Better Quality of Life’ concept, which serves as Shell’s key operations plan for 2020-2022 in the next economy in achieving the World-Class investment, Energy Transition and License to Operate based on stakeholder’s interest and collaboration. Global trends such as urbanization and digitalization are transforming the way people and products move around. By 2050, the number of people living in cities could double as the world population passes 9 billion, and the number of cars could double from 1 billion today. Preparing for this challenge, Shell Thailand has set the goal of reducing 20% of its carbon footprint by 2025 and being a net-zero emissons energy business by 2050. This will be achieved by reducing emissions from the manufacture of its products, significantly raising the ‘Net Carbon Footprint’ ambition, and lastly, working with various sectors to help establish pathways for them to move towards net-zero emissions.
Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, the Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said: “Now moving forward into our 129th year, Shell will continue to explore opportunities for energy mix options to reduce carbon emissions and the country’s energy needs with the changing environment and consumer behaviour in the years to come, not only as the energy industry leader but also as Thailand’s ‘Trusted Partner’, putting great effort into providing more, cleaner energy and improving the quality of life for the people. Advanced energy means energy solutions that power positive changes and improve people’s quality of life for today and the future.”
Throughout its long operations and during the COVID-19, Shell has aimed to be a good neighbour wherever it operates by empowering the people and contributing to the well-being of communities. Aiming towards sustainability, the company works closely with locals to manage the social impacts of business activities and enhance the benefits it is able to bring. On the social front, Shell initiated ‘Fuel the Happiness’, a flagship programme under its Community Skill Enterprise Development (CSED) theme to improve the quality of life of underprivileged children and communities through the reinforcement of lifelong learning and occupational skills training. Additionally, to make positive changes around country’s high rate of road accident, Shell chose to spearhead the “Road Safety” programme. This includes a focus on developing programmes that provide “Access to Energy” in remote areas.
Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, the Shell Company of Thailand Limited
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