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SUSTAINABILITY - PATH360

We have developed a holistic programme to help accelerate the move to a more sustainable future - PATH360.

The world is on an unsustainable path – change is needed.

TODAY, A QUARTER OF THE WORLD’S ENERGY IS LOST TO FRICTION, CORROSION AND WEAR1 

At Castrol, we’re stepping up our 125-year fight against it, and continuing to develop products and services that help our customers save energy, waste or water. In essence, we want to help them do more, using less. 

 

BUT WE’RE NOT STOPPING THERE, WE APPLY THE SAME LOGIC TO OUR BUSINESS TOO 

We’ve developed a 360 roadmap for our business that includes:

 

  • embracing circular thinking - looking at the life-cycle of our products to see how they can be improved, extended, reused or recycled;
  • investing in and developing products and services that support the world’s transition to renewable energy and sustainable technologies like lubricants for wind turbines and fluids for e-mobility; 
  • and extending our passion for helping save energy waste and water into sectors with growing energy demand, like industrial cooling. 

What is PATH360?

*As part of bp’s ambition to be net zero by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero.

PATH360 HAS 3 FOCUS AREAS

Saving waste

We’re continuing to help our customers and the users of our products towards their sustainability goals related to energy, waste, water and carbon, as well as aiming to halve our plastic footprint by 20302

 

Helping Customers  

Energy

We are extending our passion for, and experience in, delivering energy and fuel efficiency improvements through our product and services into new sectors like data centres and battery coolants for e-mobility, where we are helping dissipate heat to deliver efficient cooling. 

 

Waste

In addition to developing products and services that help extend equipment life, we are exploring how we can reduce the volume of our products that become waste after use.  
 

Water

We develop products and services that help our customers either use less water and / or reduce water contamination. 

 

Carbon

Many of our commercial customers are looking to take action in relation to carbon emissions in their value chains and Castrol is supporting these aims with the development of “lower carbon” and carbon neutral offers.  For more information visit castrol.com/cneutral.

 

Tracking Progress:

We have developed an approach to help us identify which of our products and services do this best.  We call these our products in the PATH360 family and we track their sales as a percentage of our total. To find out more pelase see our PATH360 Qualifying Criteria.
 

Plastic

We sell our products in a variety of formats from very small packs to bulk. To promote the responsible design and management of plastic packaging along its life-cycle, Castrol defines its plastic footprint as the amount of virgin plastic included in our packaging per litre that isn’t recycled. Our aim is to halve our plastic footprint from our 2019 baseline, which is estimated as 23 grams per litre.

Our progress 2022

Reducing our plastic footprint*

 

  • Over 4,000 tonnes of plastic saved compared to our 2019 baseline, through the rollout of new bottle designs. 

Helping our customers

  • 38% of our sales volume met the criteria to be included in the PATH360 family**
  • 13% of our sales volume met the product assessment criteria for save energy, waste or water 

 

*Castrol defines its plastic footprint as the amount of virgin plastic included in our packaging per litre that isn’t recycled.
** To find out more please see our PATH360 Qualifying Criteria.

Reducing carbon

We’re aiming to halve the average net carbon intensity per litre of our products by 20303

 

We are doing this through a combination of reduction activities in our own operations, through our formulations and, together with our suppliers and customers, along our value chain (from cradle to grave) and using carbon credits (offsets) activated in our portfolio as carbon neutral products, in accordance with PAS 2060. Due to the nature of our products, and the reduction opportunities available, the use of carbon credits will deliver the majority of this aim.

 

Castrol defined the net carbon intensity of its products by measuring its annual corporate emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions), subtracting both the non-product related emissions (e.g. business travel and professional services) and the number of offsets retired in that year and dividing by corresponding years sales volume. Castrol’s 2019 baseline was 2.24 kg CO2e/litre. 

 

Find out more on our Carbon Neutral program

Our progress 2022

19% reduction in net carbon intensity per litre  (2022 vs 2019)

 

  • 38% reduction in scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions from Castrol owned or controlled operations (2022 vs. 2019)
  • Regular engagements with key ingredient suppliers to understand their carbon reduction plans
  • Carbon neutral achievement in accordance with PAS 2060
    • for scope 1 & 2*** for Castrol owned or controlled operations
    • 33% of products sold by volume
    • 6.1mT carbon credits retired since 2019

 

***Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources and Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy. Castrol’s PATH360 strategy is focused on these emissions first as these are where we have most control. Castrol’s carbon neutrality programme is in accordance with the PAS 2060 standard which requires ongoing carbon reductions as well as offsets to compensate for residual emissions. Find out more in www.castrol.com/cneutral  

Improving people's lives

Through working to improve people’s lives across our value chain and around the world, including through our carbon neutral programmes4.  

 

Brief details on projects we work on to help improve people's lives can be found here. 

Our progress 2022

bp’s people aims (part of its sustainability frame) provide focus and structure for the actions we take to improve people’s lives. They build on bp’s strong social impact and risk management requirements, and on guidance in our operating management system. 

 

In 2022 bp published five “people” aims, Castrol is most focused on the following:

  • Sustainable livelihood'sFair wage and remuneration for our workforce
  • Greater Equity Diverse workforce, inclusive workforce culture and employee experience
  • Enhance wellbeing Promote pro-active measures to improve the health and wellbeing of our workforce and their families.

...AND 6 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Think Circular

We look at the life-cycle carbon emissions of our products from “cradle to grave” and are using circular economy thinking to help us improve them. 
 

Lower Carbon Design

We consider life-cycle carbon emissions as part of our product development process to deliver high performance lower life-cycle carbon solutions. 

 

Carbon Neutral

To make a carbon neutral offer, we follow the PAS 2060 standard to calculate the life-cycle carbon emissions (or carbon footprint) of the product, develop and follow a carbon reduction plan, purchase and retire sufficient carbon offset credits to compensate for residual emissions. Our achievement is assured by independent assurers. Carbon offsetting is a rapid way to compensate for a product’s carbon footprint1 while we work to bring it down. 

 

Customer Solutions

We know that the biggest difference we can make is by working together with our customers and partners and helping towards their sustainability goals. Our products can help their users save energy, waste or water and we are focused on high performance solutions to maximise this contribution. We are also working to develop products with lower carbon footprints to support customers towards their carbon aims.

 

Advance the Transition

We are investing in and developing products and services that support the world’s transition to renewable energy and sustainable technologies - like lubricants for wind turbines and fluids for e-mobility. 

 

Find out more about how we track progress.

 

Improving People's Lives

We build in positive outcomes for people around the world as we work. Our activities range from being a responsible employer and working with suppliers that share our values to aiming to support more sustainable livelihoods, for example with projects to help mechanics, and a focus on customer inclusion. 

What are we doing?

Explore the interactive map below to see some of the example projects.

It’s by working together with customers, communities and partners where we believe we can truly make a difference.  

 

This is our holistic path to help create a more sustainable future.

 

This is Castrol’s PATH360.

1 Influence of tribology on global energy consumption, costs and emissions Kenneth Holmberg & Ali ErdemirInfluence of tribology on global energy consumption, costs and emissions Kenneth Holmberg & Ali Erdemir
To promote the responsible design and management of plastic packaging along its life-cycle, Castrol defines its plastic footprint as the amount of virgin plastic included in our packaging per litre that isn’t recycled. Our aim to halve it is from our 2019 baseline.
vs Castrol’s net carbon intensity per litre of our products sold in 2019. 
For more information visit castrol.com/cneutral