The fuel transition completed successfully without any impact to the boilers or the Hospitalʼs operations.We have worked to embed this sustainability commitment into our strategy, our business processes and decision-making.According to data1 from the Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the total number of EVs in the city at the end of October 2021 was over 25,200, representing about 2.7% of the total number of vehicles in Hong Kong.Shell has recently collaborated with St. Teresa’s Hospital by providing Shell biodiesel and follow-up technical consultation to reduce the Hospital’s carbon emission. The Hospital’s remaining emissions from fuel consumption are compensated1 through Shell’s Nature-Based Solutions (NBS).Shell Hong Kong Limited (“Shell”) today announces the opening of its first ever Shell Recharge site in Hong Kong at Green Code, Fanling, providing electric vehicle (“EV”) charging service to EV drivers. With this move, Shell becomes the first oil and gas company in Hong Kong to offer EV charging facilities.This collaboration marks an important step on the Hospital’s sustainability journey.Lofter GroupBiodiesel can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by helping reduce the overall CO2 emissions on a well-to-wheel basis2, compared with using conventional regular diesel.In February 2021, we announced
Powering Progress, that sets out Shell’s strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, in step with society.B5 Biodiesel includes 5% of biodiesel and 95% diesel. Biodiesel, recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a form of renewable energy, is mainly produced from locally collected waste cooking oil and grease trap oil.All carbon offsets in the projects are independently audited according to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards. All emission reductions and removals can be proven to have genuinely taken place.Q1 2022 will also mark the launch of Shell’s first on-site EV charging facility at our filling station in Chek Lap Kok, and we are thrilled to enhance our EV capabilities to meet Hong Kong’s growing sustainability needs in the transport sector.WHAT SUSTAINABILITY MEANS AT SHELLWe seek the views of various groups and individuals about the role of a company like Shell in addressing these challenges.BentallGreenOakSchroders CapitalThe facility is equipped with two units of 120kW rapid direct current (DC) chargers, serving a total of four charging positions at a speed of 60-120kW, which typically delivers from 10% to 80% charge in 40-55 minutes for most EVs in Hong Kong.Commenting on Shell Hong Kong’s sustainability vision, Anne Yu, Managing Director of Shell Hong Kong Limited, said: “Shell Hong Kong supports the Hong Kong SAR Government’s EV roadmap and carbon neutrality target.They are Katingan Mentaya, a wildlife and conservation project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and Qianxinan
Afforestation project in Guizhou Province, China.Powering Progress is designed to integrate sustainability with our business strategy.Shell Hong Kong’s pioneering move to provide EV charging reflects the brand’s ambitions to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 in step with the society.Hankow Road To make the recharging process seamless and save the hassles from queuing, drivers can book the charging service and process payment via Shell Recharge website or the to-be-released Shell Recharge mobile app.Globally, Shell aims to grow its EV charging network to over 500,000 charging points by 2025, including 30,000 public charging points on its retail sites and at third party destinations.Shellʼs approach to carbon reduction is based on the principle of “Avoid, Reduce and Compensate”, helping customers to avoid CO2 emissions in their operations where possible, reduce the emissions that remain and compensate unavoidable emissions.Considering the high solvency property of biodiesel, they also advised the Hospital on the cleaning frequency of filters.Shell Recharge at Green Code will offer trials to selected customers at the beginning of its opening, and is expected to be fully opened to the public in the first week of January 2022.Tsim Sha TsuiOur commitment to contribute to sustainable development has been part of the Shell General Business Principles since 1997.