Shell Helix and Hyundai co-branded, carbon neutral product bottle

When it comes to choosing the right product for your vehicle, we know that sustainability and the environment play an increasingly important role in decision making. Consumers around the world now expect brands to offer sustainable products, with 74% citing environmental concerns**. At Shell, we want to help you make the best choice – one that is good for your car and helps lower emissions.

That’s why we’ve collaborated with our long-term partner, Hyundai Motor Company, to launch a new range of Shell Helix Ultra AH 0W carbon neutral* lubricants – high performance, carbon neutral lubricants, and the latest in Shell’s evolving portfolio of lower emission products and services.

Shell Helix Ultra AH 0W carbon neutral not only delivers the ultra-high performance that you have come to expect, it’s also energy efficient, producing lower emissions, thanks to the amount of CO2 that is avoided for every 1 litre of fuel saved***. But that’s just one of the benefits to the environment. We follow a three-step process to make this product carbon neutral.

Three steps to carbon neutral

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    Reduce emissions through sustainable initiatives

    The sustainable packaging is made from up to 40% PCR (post-consumer resin) / recycled plastic in Shell Helix Ultra 0W bottles. Since 2016, Shell has reduced the carbon intensity of its lubricants manufacturing by over 30%, and over 50% of electricity used in its lubricant blending plants now comes from renewable sources.

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    Quantify emissions from lubricant life cycle

    We account for all the CO2e emissions created across Shell Helix Ultra AH 0W carbon neutral lifecycle, including raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution, usage and end-of-life treatment.

  • Offset icon

    Offset emissions with nature-based carbon credits

    We compensate the product remaining CO2e emissions with nature-based carbon credits from our global Shell portfolio.

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Hyundai car driving through green fields

As a part of our ongoing commitment to create more sustainable product options, we invest heavily in lubricants research & development. This leads to innovation that supports our customers’ evolving needs without compromising on quality and performance. We’re proud to have worked with Hyundai to launch Shell Helix Ultra AH 0W carbon neutral, a lubricant that’s guaranteed to deliver higher performance and smoother driving – all while helping you to improve your net carbon footprint.

*The CO₂e lifecycle emissions of this product have been offset with verified Nature-Based Carbon Credits.

**Source Shell Insights + Kantar, Nov 2019

***Based on ACEA M111 fuel economy results (delta between the Shell Helix Ultra ECT AH 0W-30 result and that derived from the market viscosity grade average).

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