In partnership with its uniform provider, Wstar, Shell Canada introduced new site uniforms that reflect the company’s commitment to protecting the planet. Made with 100% recycled polyester (rPET) fabric—a high-quality polyester fibre produced from recycled plastic bottles—the new uniforms contribute to Shell’s goals towards net-zero emissions in its supply chain. To make each polo shirt, 15 plastic bottles are diverted from landfills and waterways. The manufacturing process uses 90% less water and 70% less energy compared to making shirts from virgin fiber polyester.
Shell is proud that its garments don’t compromise the planet throughout its life cycle and use non-toxic chemicals and substances—which will reduce waste from the environment.
Shell staff tested the sustainable uniforms and provided valuable feedback so the company can lessen its impact on the planet.
“Our goal was to create comfortable, long-lasting, quality garments that frontline service champions would love to wear,” says Shell Mobility Canada’s national operations manager, Vinion Lee.
“The sustainable uniforms align with Shell values and our Powering Progress Strategy commitment to environmental responsibility by shrinking our carbon footprint. We continuously analyze our practices to maximize opportunities for recycling and reusing materials, reducing emissions, and rethinking our entire approach to sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain. By sharing the tangible steps we have taken, and the positive impact that will have on the environment, we’re hoping more companies will follow suit, which will multiply the positive impact.”
Kent Martin, GM and Vinion Lee, national operations manager, Shell Mobility Canada, wear polo shirts designed to divert 15 plastic bottles from landfills and waterways