Make the change, drive carbon neutral*
Many of our customers have told us they want to reduce their CO2 footprint, but they still need to drive. Some are thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, but for many that’s not yet possible. Some drivers are also following Shell’s fuel-efficient driving tips to help them conserve energy, but they are looking for even more options. Introducing the Drive Carbon Neutral* program, allowing all Shell customers, regardless of the vehicle they drive, an opportunity to reduce the carbon emissions from fuel purchases.
As forests, grasslands and wetlands remove and store CO2 from the atmosphere, protecting and replanting these environments means we can offset the carbon emissions from your fuel purchases.
“There is no single solution for dealing with climate change. A transformation of the global energy system is needed. From electricity production to industry and transport. Shell will do its bit.”- Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer
Working with nature
Learn about Canadian projects and how the protection and redevelopment of natural ecosystems can lower concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
By driving CO2 neutral you are supporting internationally accredited, carbon offsetting projects such as the Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project in Canada, Cordillera Azul project in Peru, and the Katingan Mentaya project in Indonesia.
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The Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project is an initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Canada that markets carbon credits generated from the Darkwoods Conservation Area.
The Katingan Project collaborates with 34 Indonesian villages to not only reduce emissions, but to conserve local wildlife populations and enable the sustainable development of the local community.
The Cordillera Azul project protects up to 1.3 million hectares of threatened rainforest habitat, safeguarding 28 High Conservation Value species that live in the habitat.
CO2 offsetting does not imply that there is no environmental impact from the production and use of the product as associated emissions remain in the atmosphere. CO2 offsetting is not a substitute for switching to lower emission energy solutions or reducing the use of fossil fuels. Shell businesses focus first on emissions that can be avoided or reduced and only then, offsetting the remaining emissions.
“Carbon neutral*” or “CO2 offset” indicates that Shell will engage in a transaction where an amount of CO2 equivalent to the value of the remaining CO2e emissions associated with the [raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution] [and usage /end-of-life (if Lubricants or other non-energy product)] of the [product] are offset through the purchase and retirement of carbon credits generated from CO2 compensation projects. Although these carbon credits have been generated in accordance with international carbon standards, offsetting may not be exact. CO2e (CO2 equivalent) refers to CO2, CH4, N2O.