“As the world’s leading lubricants player, we are pleased to bring our cutting-edge carbon neutral product portfolio to the region; to allow consumers, and industrial customers benefit from improved engine performance, enhanced fuel efficiencies, while offsetting their carbon emissions.” Added Yehia.
Shell’s expansion plans not only ensure product availability in the region but is a step towards realising its commitment to achieving a lower-carbon future. Shell plans to offset annual emissions of more than 200 million litres of advanced synthetic lubricants and plans to compensate approximately 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year — which is equates to taking more than 340,000 cars off the road for one year.
Shell’s comprehensive portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants are now available in key markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North America and are also part of a physical showcase at Shell’s presence in the Netherlands Pavilion located at the Sustainability District at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Since 2016, Shell has reduced the carbon intensity of its lubricants manufacturing by over 30%3, and over 50% of electricity used in its lubricant blending plants now comes from renewable sources3. Shell is also reducing packaging waste from lubricants products at scale by increasing the use of recycled materials and exploring more sustainable packaging solutions across its supply chains.
- The term “Carbon Neutral”, indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of carbon dioxide equivalent associated with the acquisition and pre-processing of raw materials, lubricants production, packaging, distribution, and the subsequent use and end of life treatment of the used materials in relation to the Shell Lubricants products, has been removed from the atmosphere through a nature based process, or emissions saved through avoided degradation of natural ecosystems.
- Actual emissions from driving are sensitive to underlying assumptions. Full disclaimer is available here.
- Internal Shell analysis.
- Shell supports projects which focus on protecting and restoring natural ecosystems: they naturally remove CO2 from the atmosphere every year while also improving biodiversity, protecting endangered species and supporting local communities.
- Shell’s global portfolio of nature-based carbon credits will compensate CO2 equivalent emissions from the entire lifecycle of these products, including the raw materials, packaging, production, distribution and customer use and product end of life. Each carbon credit represents the avoidance or removal of greenhouse gases equivalent to 1 tonne of CO2.
- The portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants in the region will include:
- Shell Helix Ultra 0W’s portfolio in Europe, Asia-Pacific (including China) and the Middle East;
- Shell Rimula: R5 E 10W-40 in the Middle East Region
- Other products in B2B & B2C Lubricants are in the portfolio pipeline for a Carbon Neutral offering
- Shell is the biggest supplier of lubricants in the world, selling approximately 5 billion litres of finished lubricants annually to consumer automotive, commercial automotive, aviation, marine, mining, power generation and industrial segments.
- Read more about how Shell Lubricants is delivering improved performance with lower emissions, fewer natural resources and less waste.
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