With the launch of Unioil Doing Our Part campaign, Philippine petroleum company Unioil shows they care. The petroleum company shared during the campaign launch its several initiatives such as the Euro 5 compliant fuels, the use of solar technology, and a commercially-available electric vehicle (EV) charger in one of their retail station. These actions show that Unioil really cares about our environment, and the Filipino people.
The Unioil Doing Our Part campaign aims to encourage Filipinos to make a difference in society through the small, everyday actions and responsible decisions they make, including the decision to choose a cleaner fuel. During the launch, I learned that the company has been an established player in the industry, tracing its roots back to 1966 with its own blending facility in Valenzuela.
When the oil industry deregulation happened in the country in 1997, Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc became the first independent petroleum company to operate a retail franchising network of service stations. The company has also been the exclusive licensed blender and distributor of Idemitsu lubricants since 1994. Idemitsu is the eighth largest lubricants brand in the world.
Unioil is currently engaged in fuels trading, lubricants blending and distribution, specialty oils marketing, and distribution of bitumen (asphalt). This makes the firm one of the country’s most diverse and innovative petroleum companies. It’s also considered one of the pioneers of advanced fuels in the country as it introduces its Euro 5 compliant fuels. This give consumers a cleaner and better alternative, but without the expensive pricing that other petroleum brands are offering.
“People are now becoming conscious about their actions and how it affects society. With our latest campaign, we want to encourage Filipinos to make small yet meaningful decisions that can leave positive and lasting impact to the community,” said Janice Co Roxas-Chua, Chief Financial Officer, Unioil Petroleum Philippines
With Unioil’s Euro 5 compliant fuels, motorists can have access to the cleanest range of fuels that have significantly less sulfur content at 10 ppm (parts per million), 5 times cleaner than Euro 4 standard fuels. Based on actual tests conducted by the DENR-EMB, Unioil’s Euro 5 fuels can provide up to 77% less emissions compared to Euro 4 fuels. With this, motorists are able to get better engine performance and making a conscious choice to contribute to the environment.
A greener Philippines
As part of the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint from its own operations, Unioil began its “Hybrid” station program with the installation of Smartflower solar technology in one of its newest retail stations. The Smartflower is equipped with an automated sun tracking technology allowing it to track the sun’s movements across the sky resulting to as much as 40% higher efficiency compared to conventional fixed type solar panels.
Together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Unioil has also put up Airvisual nodes in selected locations to help monitor air quality. The petroleum company is also the first to have a commercially-available electric vehicle (EV) charger in one of its retail stations to advocate the use of more EVs for a cleaner environment.
The right fuel choice
“For the past 50 years, Unioil has always been putting innovative petroleum solutions in the hands of consumers. Today, we continue this by introducing breakthrough ways to harness solar power, promote the use of electric vehicles, and drive with cleaner fuel,” said Kenneth Pundanera, President, Unioil.
The Unioil Doing Our Part campaign encourages everyone to make meaningful decisions for the community through every day driving with Unioil. With this advocacy, Unioil presents itself as the reliable and cleaner alternative for motorists on their journey towards a healthier society and a greener environment.
With its programs and Euro 5 performance fuels, Unioil invites motorists, environmental advocates, and families to join its advocacy in making responsible choices for a sustainable and healthier tomorrow. And yes, even if you don’t drive a car, you can do your join in the Unioil Doing Our Part campaign. After all, saving our planet is not just about driving with a clean fuel.
In my case, even before I owned a car, I was already doing my part by bringing ecobag whenever I go out to shop. This makes sure that I help out in limiting the consumption of plastic and paper bag. At the Unioil Doing Our Part launch, Unioil president Kenneth Pundanera shared that he will no longer buy bottled water. Tons of PET bottles become waste that goes into landfills, so it make sense to stop buying so he can help in minimizing waste.
I admire organizations who initiate projects that addresses environmental issues. Unioil did show that they care by presenting their initiatives at the Unioil Doing Our Part campaign launch. When doing our part, as a company or an individual, we create a better earth for our future.