As of 31 December 2015, Pilipinas Shell employs 754 people and almost all of them are Filipinos. In its effort to recruit from local areas where it has business presence, Pilipinas Shell has developed the following programmes jointly with the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) such as Gas Mo Bukas Ko (GMBK), Sanayan ng Kakayahan sa Agrikultura (SAKA), and Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (SKIL) to encourage hiring and training to upskill local communities.
PSFI is the social development arm of Shell in the Philippines which pioneers in pursuing best practice projects that respond to the needs of Shell worksites and host communities.
Pilipinas Shell’s nationwide scholarship programme delivered via PSFI, Gas Mo, Bukas Ko (GMBK, “You fuel my future”), is borne out of the belief that education is one of the best tools towards a better life. Since 2007, GMBK continues to develop technically-capable gas attendants who can seize more opportunities and potentially pursue alternative livelihood activities that could augment their current income.
With over 1,600 scholars, GMBK continues to provide learning opportunities towards improving the lives of the scholars. In fact, 85% of these scholars continued to take on bigger responsibilities as gas attendants, while some of them were promoted to higher positions.