Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributor and marketer of Shell-branded products, has won two prestigious awards at the 2016 Ghana Oil and Gas Awards.

Vivo Energy Ghana emerged as the winner of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, while its brand Shell emerged as the Brand of the Year.

Receiving the Brand of the Year Award, the Marketing Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Jerry Boachie-Danquah expressed his appreciation to customers, retailers and staff for the award: “There are over 80 Oil Marketing Companies in Ghana and we feel very proud to have won Brand of the Year. We want to thank our cherished customers for their loyalty and commitment to the Shell brand over the past 88 years and also commend our hardworking staff and retailers for their dedication and commitment to business excellence.”

“The Shell brand has, over the years, delivered on its main promise of serving Ghanaians with nothing but quality fuels and lubricants that will not only keep their engines clean but also help them save on cost. The inclusion of value added services at the forecourt and shops has also made it convenient for customers to have access to a wide range of products under one roof. Our aim is to provide an exceptional retail experience at our service stations, reaching more people with better products and services,” said Mr. Boachie-Danquah.

Commenting on the award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, the Communications Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Shirley Tony Kum indicated that this was the second time Vivo Energy Ghana had won that particular award.

“We want to make a real and lasting difference to the communities in which we operate through our community investment initiatives, especially because we employ local people and serve local businesses and individuals. We want to create lasting social and economic benefit for these communities and engage with them to earn their respect and trust,” she said.

Mrs Kum commented on some of the impactful community investment initiatives that the company had run, including the My Road Safety, My Life programme, which is being implemented in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission; the Energy for Education Project; the Breathing Space Project; the Bonanza School Challenge; the Clean a Space, Save a Life Project, among others.

The prestigious Ghana Oil and Gas Awards is an initiative of Xodus Communications Limited and endorsed by the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, which recognises the achievements from local and international companies involved in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

About Vivo Energy:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 207 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 148 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 124,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact:

Shirley Tony Kum - Communications Manager

Vivo Energy Ghana

Telephone: + 233 540 116 600

Email: [email protected]

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