Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With approximately 93,000 employees in over 70 countries, our aim is to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Energy fuels both the global economy and our everyday lives, and with a global improvement of living standards and population growth, we see the continued rise in demand for energy. The big challenge is how to provide more energy while at the same time significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is what we call the energy challenge.

We recognize the significance of climate change, along with the role energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. A key role for society—and for Shell—is to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide. This global energy transition therefore requires a huge undertaking: producing and consuming energy in a different way. We need to design our economies, communities, and lives to thrive on these energy systems.

The world needs to find lower-carbon ways to produce and consume energy. For Shell, in the short term, this means growing our natural gas business. Natural gas can make an important contribution to the energy transition. It is abundant, versatile and cleaner-burning than coal, producing around half the CO2 emissions of coal when burnt to generate electricity.

Over the longer term, we plan to develop a new and profitable lower-carbon new energies business. We have invested in the past, and we intend to continue to invest in new opportunities at scale in the future. New energies cover several important themes: new fuels for mobility, such as biofuels and hydrogen; integrated energy solutions, and connecting customers with new business models for energy.

A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a company that tackles the challenge of meeting the world’s rising energy needs, thanks to its people’s experience, expertise and innovative approach. Joining Shell could help you get more from your working life than you thought possible. For more information, please visit


San Miguel Corporation is one of the Philippines’ largest and most diversified conglomerates, generating more than 5% of the country’s gross national product through highly integrated operations in beverages, food, packaging, oil refining and petrochemicals, power, and infrastructure. San Miguel believes that long-term, private-sector investments in these industries will lead to new jobs and new businesses.

One of the nation’s largest employers with a direct workforce of 18,000 employees, for each job created within the San Miguel system, over 145,000 additional jobs are created through suppliers, distributors, retailers and other business partners. In casting its net beyond its traditional core businesses of and reinventing itself as powerhouse corporate, San Miguel has carved for itself a unique role in the Philippine economy.

In an effort to further mesh sustainability into its business goals and processes, San Miguel has rolled out an integrated water stewardship system across its operations. In early 2017, SMC announced that it is cutting by 50% operational water use across its businesses by 2025. To do so, the company will employ a number of measures including water recycling, conservation and rainwater harvesting, as well as investment in new technologies.

SMC also discontinued its bottled water business to reduce its environmental footprint: its second major initiative under a sustainability program integral to the company’s slogan of “Your World Made Better.” Other major environmental initiatives include a tree-planting program (the flagship project of San Miguel Brewery) that has resulted in the planting of 500,000 trees in vital watersheds nationwide.

Says SMC president Ramon S. Ang, “As we’ve transformed to a diversified business with interests in critical industries like power, infrastructure, public utilities and fuels, we realize we have a much bigger role to play in tackling the most pressing social and environmental issues.” For more information, please visit

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