As a responsible corporate citizen, SEAOIL is an advocate of the following causes:
Fulfilling Filipinos' entrepreneurial dreams thru franchising
SEAOIL started franchising in 1997, and since then it has grown to become the leading independent fuel company in the country, with a network of more than 200 stations nationwide in 2011.
The company believes that franchising is a win-win situation for both the franchisor and the franchisee. The franchisee is able to own an established business at minimal investment, while the franchisor still maintains ownership of the franchised outlet.
Franchising is a favorable prospect for many Filipinos with the growing number of middle class families, including OFW's. Most Filipinos dream of becoming their own boss at some point in their career, and franchising is a viable business option, for it requires less capital investment and demands less of their time since they no longer have to start from scratch in building their brand.
Like other independent oil companies, SEAOIL contributes to the nation’s progress and development by promoting free competition amongst the nation’s petroleum providers. From its incorporation in 1978, SEAOIL has taken a fair yet aggressive stance towards providing Filipino industries and consumers with affordable petroleum products that meet, if not exceed, international standards. We work very closely with the Department of Energy to ensure that Filipinos benefit from the market environment created by the country’s oil deregulation law. The result of these efforts is evident in the fact that the Philippines’ fuel prices are still among the lowest in Asia.
Conservation of the Environment
As an energy company, we believe that we must use every energy source efficiently, without harming the environment.
SEAOIL led the entire industry in promoting and marketing biofuels, with the launch of SEAOIL E10 fuels in August 2005. Introducing E10 in the Philippine market proved challenging, as this included converting and modifying our distribution system and complying with the stringent requirements of implementing the Philippine Biofuels Act.
SEAOIL E10 fuel is environment friendly because it contains 10% ethanol that facilitates a more efficient fuel burn, thereby reducing the amount of unburned carbon that causes greenhouse gas emissions.