Shell’s Carbon Neutral and Reduced Carbon Footprint Products
Shell provides customers with products combined with carbon credits from high quality, independently verified projects to reduce or neutralise the emissions associated with using the product.
Shell’s products and voluntary carbon credits
Shell's target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society's progress in achieving the goal of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change. As part of this, some of Shell's products can be combined with credits generated from nature-based solutions to compensate for CO2e emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced.
Shell Energy Retail
In the UK, Shell Energy tariffs already come with 100% renewable electricity*. This means that it comes from renewable sources such as wind or solar farms. However, there are still some carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production of this energy.
Now customers can choose a Go Further tariff to make their home energy carbon neutral. When customers sign up to a Go Further tariff, Shell Energy will offset the lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions from every part of the home energy that they provide, from its production right through to the emissions produced when you use it. That includes the gas and renewable electricity.
*Our renewable electricity is certified by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), which means that all of the electricity you buy from us is matched with the equivalent number of units from 100% renewable sources in the UK.
Consumers can choose to drive carbon neutral with Shell. Shell offsets emissions by purchasing carbon credits generated from the global project portfolio that protects and regenerates forests. Shell launched carbon neutral driving in the Netherlands in April 2019. Shell was the first retailer in the UK to offset the CO2 emissions from customers’ fuel purchases within their loyalty program, Shell UK GO+, so customer can drive carbon neutral at no extra cost. In October 2020, Shell launched carbon neutral driving in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Canada.
Business customer offers
Shell Fleet Solutions
Shell Fleet customers can now drive carbon neutral by protecting and replanting forests.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Shell LNG Marketing and Trading can offer carbon neutral LNG for customers to compensate the full lifecycle of their emissions.
Lower Net Carbon Gas
Shell Energy offers a combination of natural gas and voluntary carbon credits to business customers to compensate the CO2e emissions that result from the combustion of the natural gas.
Shell’s nature-based carbon credits will compensate for CO2e emissions from the lifecycle of selected lubricant products. In 2019, Shell launched its carbon neutral gearbox oil for wind customers – Shell Omala S5 Wind 320 – as well as nature-based carbon credits for marine lubricant customers. It has since launched net zero carbon premium ranges for Shell Helix Ultra and Pennzoil 0W and 5W products.
Shell offers carbon neutral GTL in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Denmark.
Bitumen is used in road paving and construction. We offer nature-based carbon credits to bitumen customers in Europe to offset the CO2 emissions generated by the extraction, manufacture and storage of bitumen at the refinery.
Shell Marine Lubricants
Customers like Gaslog and Carnival Corporation will offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants they purchase from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits.
Liquefied natural gas
Shell has sold a number of the world’s first carbon neutral LNG cargoes including to companies like CNOOC, CPC, GS Energy and Tokyo Gas.