Shell works with nature-based projects around the world that help reducing or avoiding the release of greenhouse gas emissions while improving the livelihoods of local communities and preserving biodiversity and wildlife. These projects – verified by independent organisations with highest internationally recognised standards – generate carbon credits which can be used to compensate for your company’s emissions.

Voluntary Carbon Offsets are a recognised mechanism which allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects that contribute to reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and some, at the same time, offer broader value to society including improved social livelihoods and biodiversity, clean water and air quality while balancing out their carbon footprint.

How Voluntary Carbon Offsets work

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How Voluntary Carbon Offsets work
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When CO2 emissions cannot be avoided…

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…an investment can be made in a project elsewhere.

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This project captures/reduces CO2 emissions that otherwise would not be captured…

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…and issues Carbon credits that can be retired to demonstrate that an amount of Carbon emissions have been offset.

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Your investment in Voluntary Carbon Offsets, whether unbundled or bundled with natural gas, will contribute to the development of nature-based projects around the world.

REDD+ Kasigau Corridor Project in Kenya

The Kasigau Corridor Project in Kenya, developed by Wildlife Works, protects 500,000 acres of a highly threatened area of forest. This is a vital wildlife corridor for endangered plants and animals, including lions, cheetahs and more than 2,000 elephants. So far the project has created 400 jobs, helped plant 50,000 trees and funded new classrooms and scholarships for local students, as well as improving access to fresh water for more than 10,000 people.