Over the past 10 years, our not-for-profit carbon offsetting programme, BP Target Neutral, has helped our customers offset 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent - half of which was achieved in the past three years
The programme invests in emissions reductions projects around the world. The independent selection panel considers the project’s carbon abatement attributes, as well as its contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We support efforts as diverse as forest conservation in Zambia, wind farm construction in Turkey and a biomass power generation project in China. All projects meet industry standards approved under the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance code of best practice.
BP uses the carbon credits created by the projects to provide carbon neutral opportunities for our customers. For instance, our range of Castrol Professional lubricants - supplied to vehicle manufacturers for use when servicing cars in dealerships - are certified as CO2 neutral via the programme.