Reduce emissions by improving the energy efficiency of our facilities and increasing the use of renewable energy to help reduce the CO2 emissions of our supply chain.
- Over 50% of electricity used in our Shell Lubricant Blending Plants now comes from renewable sources1, including renewable electricity contracts and there are plans to increase this amount through expansion of solar installations in the rest of our Shell facilities. Energy monitoring systems have also been installed at our facilities which allow us to improve the energy efficiency of our sites.
- We use solar photovoltaic panels in a number of our lubricant manufacturing plants. Currently, these panels are installed these panels on the roofs of the Nangang, Zhapu and Zhuhai plants in China, Taloja plant in India, Cisliano plant in Italy, Tuas plant in Singapore and Bern plant in Switzerland. Combined, the panels are expected to generate over 7,500 MWh of electricity annually, and can result in the avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of approximately 4,500 tonnes on a CO2e2 basis per year1. The solar energy generated will be used to help power operations at these lubricant plants and in the long-run reduce reliance on the grid.
- We have taken out over 34 kton CO2e2 emissions from our own operations, reducing our carbon intensity by over 30% since 20161.
1 Internal Shell analysis.
2 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.