Shell fuel card users have opportunity to drive carbon neutral
Shell fuel card customers in the UK can choose to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from their fuel purchases at more than 1,000 Shell-branded service stations and third-party networks.
This new service enables the calculation and offsetting of CO2 emissions from a company’s fleet, thus helping to reduce their environmental impact.
Customers opt-in and use the Shell fuel card as usual. Shell will track the fuel usage and resulting CO2 emissions, and then offset them. An offsetting service cost tied to customer’s fuel usage will be added to their usual consolidated invoice. Shell will then offset customers’ emissions by purchasing carbon credits generated from projects in the UK and internationally that protect and regenerate forests. These projects are independently verified to ensure they have the intended impact.
Annually, customers will also receive a Verified Carbon Reduction Certificate detailing the total CO2 emissions from their fleet that have been offset through their participation in this service.
To date, the Shell CO2 offsetting scheme has already been successfully rolled out to fleet customers in a number of markets, including France and Belgium, which saw Accenture Benelux as its first customer.