Shell brings carbon-neutral fuel card service to UK
Shell fuel card customers in the UK can now choose to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from their fuel purchases, helping fleets to reduce their environmental impact.
Already available in other markets, including France and Belgium, this new service enables the calculation and offsetting of CO2 emissions from a company’s fleet through independently verified projects that protect and regenerate forests.
Sarah Llewelyn, UK sales director for Shell Fleet Solutions, said: “There is increasing demand placed on our fleet customers to reduce their emissions and be accountable for their environmental performance. The ability to offset the emissions of their fleet through the use of their Shell Card is one way we can help them take action on this now.”
In the UK, the service can be used at more than 1,000 Shell-branded service stations and third-party networks, and is activated by opting in and just using 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.
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.
The programme will also contribute to Shell’s ambition to reduce its own Net Carbon Footprint.