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CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCTS

In 2014, Castrol became the first company in the world to offer a certified carbon neutral lubricant, Castrol PROFESSIONAL, in accordance with PAS2060.  Ever since, Castrol has continued to expand its carbon neutral offer across cars, commercial vehicles, and wind turbines.  Under Castrol’s PATH360 sustainability strategy, Castrol will  increase its Carbon Neutral offer and in 2021 approximately 30% Castrol’s product sales will be carbon neutral; This includes a lead brand in every space across automotive, industrial, marine and energy, as well as all products sold in Australia / New Zealand and Vietnam.

 

Castrol’s carbon neutral products can now be identified by the PATH360 Carbon Neutral logo. 

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CASTROL’S CARBON NEUTRAL PORTFOLIO

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CARBON NEUTRAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH PAS 2060

For a product to be considered carbon neutral, its cradle to grave greenhouse gas emissions must be quantified and neutralized through a combination of emissions reduction activities and carbon offsets.  Castrol’s carbon neutral products follow a robust process where external independent third parties are used to measure the cradle-to-grave emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and assure as certified carbon neutral in accordance with the PAS 2060 specification.

 

The figure below comes from the GHG Protocol’s Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard and it demonstrates the key activities that make up a product’s life cycle. To quantify the GHG emissions of the product, primary and secondary data is collected for each activity and used in conjunction with emissions factors (coefficients) to convert activity data into GHG emissions.

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CASTROL’S CARBON NEUTRAL DECLARATION

In accordance with PAS 2060, Castrol’s carbon neutral declaration for 2021 will be I3P-1, a commitment to certified carbon neutral.  Castrol will measure the carbon emissions of the products in scope and offset these emissions using high quality offsetting programmes developed by bp Target Neutral (bpTN).  See bp Target Neutral for more details.  In parallel, Castrol will be implementing its carbon management plan which includes reduction activities across the entire value chain.

 

In 2022, Castrol will repeat this process in order to demonstrate an improvement in carbon emissions and an achievement of certified carbon neutral, I3P-3.  Because these declarations can change on an annual basis, the disclaimer: *in accordance with PAS 2060, see www.castrol.com/cneutral for more information is used wherever PATH360 carbon neutral is mentioned.

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HISTORICAL CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCTS

Castrol’s Carbon Neutral offer within the PATH360 strategy includes the products that had maintained certified carbon neutrality from 2014 – 2020.  However, during the period of transition between the historical programme and PATH360, some of the carbon neutral certifications have expired.  To maintain carbon neutrality continuity while these products are reintroduced in the new programme, Castrol has estimated and offset emissions to cover the transition period. 

 

GOING FURTHER

Castrol’s PATH360 programme will also include making its Scope 1 and 2 emissions carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060. 

  • Scope 1 emissions are the direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by Castrol.  Scope 1 includes on-site fossil fuel combustion and fleet fuel consumption.
  • Scope 2 emissions are the indirect emissions that result from the generation of electricity, heat or steam purchased by Castrol from a utility provider**
    ** Measured in accordance with the GHG Protocol’s Corporate Standard.

 

CARBON NEUTRAL DOCUMENTATION

Castrol’s Qualifying Explanatory Statements (QES’s) demonstrate how carbon neutral status is achieved under PAS 2060.  For the 2021 portfolio of products, the QES is expected to be available from July 2021 and will be published here when the independent third-party assurance is complete.  For historical examples, click here:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CASTROL’S SUSTAINABILITY PATH360  STRATEGY:
Carbon is used as shorthand for aggregated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reported as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).  Carbon dioxide equivalent is the universal unit of measurement used to indicate the global warming potential of greenhouse gases expressed in the terms of the 100-year global warming potential of one metric tonne of carbon dioxideConfidential.
Disclosure:
Castrol®, a bp brand, blends and markets Castrol lubricant products made from hydrocarbons.  The global scientific community has reached consensus that emission of carbon dioxide (CO₂) and other gases from the use of hydrocarbons, including the combustion of fossil fuels, , is a contributor to global warming causing what is commonly referred to as climate change.  Castrol acknowledges this scientific consensus but also recognizes the role that lubricants play in supporting efficient motion to meet everyday energy needs.
 
Castrol is offering carbon neutral product offsets in accordance with PAS2060.  When you use a carbon neutral lubricant in your vehicle or machine, some CO₂ will be emitted into the atmosphere through its lifecycle – either as losses in use or if combusted at end of life.
 
A carbon offset is an action or activity (such as the planting of trees or carbon sequestration) that compensates for the emission of CO₂ or other gases to the atmosphere. Put another way, carbon offsetting is a way for compensating for emissions by making an equivalent CO₂ saving elsewhere. The carbon offset program Castrol uses supports a range of projects that currently include a cookstove installation project in Mexico and a forest protection and planting project in Zambia. These projects not only reduce carbon emissions but also provide livelihood benefits in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Please note that a carbon offsetting program will not change or reduce the CO₂ emissions from any combustion of Castrol product nor is it certain that carbon offsetting has a quantifiable effect on the planet.
 
To learn more about climate change, see: https://www.ipcc.ch/
 
To learn more about  bp and climate change, see: https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook.html
Legal notice:
 
Castrol continues to review its carbon neutral programme and it may evolve or change over time as circumstances change or otherwise.
 
Castrol, a bp brand, is not liable in any way for any loss, damages or expenses arising from Castrol’s  Path 360 strategy.