Offsetting remaining emissions
Until avoid and reduce measures can be deployed at scale, offsetting remaining emissions of our premium products through Shell's nature-based solutions.
How we offset the remaining emissions
While avoid and reduce measures offer the best way to tackle emissions in the long term, until scalable solutions are deployed, carbon offsetting programs provide an immediate solution to reduce GHG emissions. Shell wants to offer a worldwide portfolio of carbon neutral1 lubricants for a wide variety of applications spanning both personal and commercial use. To support this effort, Shell Helix is working to offset the emissions of every litre of premium lubricant, across premium passenger car motor oil.
- Shell’s globally diverse, externally-verified, and high-quality, nature-based carbon credits will compensate for CO2e emissions from the lifecycle of the products including the raw materials, packaging, production, distribution, customer use and product end of life. Each carbon credit represents the avoidance or removal of one tonne of CO2.
1 “Carbon neutral” indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of CO2 equivalent to the CO2e amount associated with the raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution, usage and end-of-life of the Lubricants has been avoided as emissions through the protection of natural ecosystems or removed from the atmosphere through a nature-based process. CO2e (CO2 equivalent) refers to CO2, CH4, N2O.
Avoid emissions by optimising the efficiency of our production process and product design and by aiming to embed circular economy thinking at the heart of our lubricants business.