Petrobras informs that its Board of Directors approved yesterday the revision of the strategic elements for the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan (2024-28 SP), as well as the low carbon CAPEX driver for the range between 6% and 15% of total CAPEX for the first five years of the new Plan, in compliance with current governance practices, the commitment to value creation and the Company's long-term financial sustainability.
The strategic elements of the 2024-28 SP aim to prepare Petrobras for a more sustainable future, in the search for a just and safe energy transition in the country, reconciling the current focus on oil and gas with the search for diversification of our portfolio in low carbon businesses, as follows:
- Vision: "To be the best diversified and integrated energy company in value generation, building a more sustainable world, reconciling the focus on oil and gas with diversification into low carbon businesses (including petrochemicals and fertilizers), sustainability, safety, respect for the environment and total attention to people.”
- Purpose: "To provide energy that ensures prosperity in an ethical, just, safe and competitive way”.
- Values: (i) Respect for life, people and the environment; (ii) Ethics and transparency; (iii) Overcoming and trust; and (iv) Focus on results.
- Strategies aimed at Petrobras' effective contribution to a prosperous, sustainable future:
Exploration and Production: Maximize the value of the portfolio with a focus on profitable assets, replenish oil and gas reserves including exploration of new frontiers, increase the supply of natural gas, and promote the decarbonization of operations.
Refining Transport and Commercialization: Act competitively and safely, maximize the capture of value by the adequacy and improvement of our industrial park and supply chain and logistics, seek self-sufficiency in oil products, with vertical integration, more efficient processes, improvement of existing products and development of new products towards a low-carbon market.
Gas and Energy, and Renewables: Act in a competitive and integrated manner in the operation and commercialization of gas and energy, optimizing the portfolio and acting in the insertion of renewable sources.
Sustainability: (i) Act in low carbon businesses, diversifying the portfolio in a profitable way and promoting the perpetuation of Petrobras; (ii) Act in our businesses with integrity and sustainability with safety, seeking decreasing emissions, promoting diversity and social development, contributing to a fair energy transition and training experts in sustainability; and (iii) Innovate to generate value for the business, supporting operational excellence and enabling solutions in new energies and decarbonization.
The proposed revision of the strategic elements was guided by the release disclosed to the market on 03/31/2023, which announced six proposals approved by the Executive Board to be considered in the Strategic Plan. These proposals have been incorporated to the set of strategic elements with the denomination of drivers.
Aligned with the new strategic elements, the Company is targeting between 6% and 15% of total CAPEX for low carbon (compared to 6% in 2023-27 SP) to be confirmed in the detailing of the project portfolio that will be brought to final approval along with the new Plan in November 2023.
The low carbon CAPEX considers projects in renewable energies and decarbonization of operations, which must, within the governance established in the Company, go through the planning and approval processes foreseen in the applicable systems, having their technical and economic feasibility demonstrated.
The Company reinforces that the investments must be financed by operational cash flow, at levels equivalent to peer companies, and preferably through partnerships that allow the sharing of risks and expertise, and should seek the return on investment, capital cost reduction, strengthening Petrobras as an integrated energy company, maximizing the Company's value.