Vivo Energy, a Shell licensee in twelve African markets, was established on 1st December 2011 to distribute and market Shell-branded fuels and lubricants.
Vitol and Helios each own 40% of Vivo Energy, with Shell holding the remaining 20%. Shell and Vivo Lubricants is 50% owned by Shell and 50% owned by Vitol and Helios.
Vivo Energy operates in Retail; Commercial Fuels (Marine, Mining and Aviation in partnership with Vitol Aviation); Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Lubricants and Bitumen in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mali, Namibia, Senegal and Tunisia.
The company employs around 1,730 people and operates 917 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to around 1.8 million cubic meters of storage. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 61,000 metric tonnes at plants in five countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guinea) producing Shell branded lubricants.
The vision of Vivo Energy is to become Africa’s most respected energy business. This demands that the company sets and maintains the very highest standards in all Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE). The company operates in accordance with Shell’s global HSSE standards, as well as meeting all applicable local legislation. HSSE Performance data is published on an annual basis on the Vivo Energy website.
The goal of Vivo Energy is to create a performance driven, dynamic enterprise with the capability to deliver long term benefits to customers, employees and the local communities in which it operates.
Vivo Energy wants their employees to feel proud to work for the company and a key part of our organizational model is that our employees should be given responsibility and accountability in equal measure.
Vivo Energy will invest to grow and plans to gain market share in its African markets. Simple management structures will increase local responsibilities. This allows Vivo Energy to focus on investment, performance, growth and increasing customer satisfaction, to enhance competitive advantage.