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CO2 offsetting service

Shell gives its business customers the opportunity to offset their CO2 emissions

In November 2017, Shell launched a new service for its business customers to offset the CO2 emissions of their automobile useage. As customers might not yet be fully able to switch to alternative fuels, they can reduce the impact of their CO2 emissions and make their business activities more sustainable by offsetting their CO2 emissions.

The service is linked to the Shell card. Drivers use the Shell card in the usual way. Shell keeps track of the total fuel use and calculates the corresponding CO2 emissions. The customer selects an offsetting project from Shell's worldwide portfolio. These projects generate CO2 credits which are then allocated to customers at the end of the year to offset their CO2 emissions. All is integrated into existing processes and invoices for customers.

Accenture the Netherlands is the first customer to use the Shell service.

We aim to halve our CO2 emissions by 2020, compared to 2014. To this end, we are taking various measures in the area of ​​mobility to reduce our emissions and make it more sustainable. Offsetting is still the necessary last step. As we work with Shell, we can make the biggest impact here.

Manon van Beek - CEO Accenture The Netherlands.

Shell is involved in projects around the world that help reduce or avoid CO2 emissions, protect and improve biodiversity and improve livelihoods of local communities. All projects are certified by the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity) Standard. An example is the Kasigau Corridor-project in Kenia, also selected by Accenture the Netherlands. This project is developed by Wildlife Works and protects 200.000 hectares of forest. This area is essential for endangered plants and animal species like lions, cheetahs and more than 2.000 elephants. So far, the project has created 300 jobs, planted over 50.000 trees, build new classrooms, financed scholarships for local students and improved access to drinking water for more than 25.000 people.

Sustainable solutions are needed for a successful transition to a low-carbon future. Shell focuses on various programs to reduce the carbon footprint that results from mobility. This by helping customers consume as little fuel as possible, by offering alternative energy sources and now also by giving customers the opportunity to offset their CO2 emissions.

Marjan van Loon - CEO Shell the Netherlands.

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november 2017

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Susan Kimkes
External Relations and Communication Manager Shell