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Castrol VECTON

Castrol VECTON
ALC carbon outcome Offsetting carbon produced
Geographic scope Global
GHG saved/offset

170,000 tonnes CO₂e [Dec 2017-Nov 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Road freight vehicles play an important role in driving global economic activity. However, the growth in road freight – especially in emerging economies – has increased the sector's energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% in the past 15 years1. Increasing numbers of fleet owners, therefore, are looking for more efficient and lower carbon solutions.


Castrol VECTON provides a range of lubricants specifically formulated to meet the needs of the commercial trucking industry. It helps fleet owners improve fuel efficiency and, in 2016, it became the world's first certified carbon neutral commercial vehicle engine oil. Castrol assessed the GHG footprint of VECTON against criteria set by Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an organization that supplies the world's most widely used GHG accounting standards. It also made a commitment to reduce emissions throughout the product's life cycle, including those associated with production, packaging and distribution. We offset residual emissions through BP Target Neutral, our carbon offsetting programme. 


1 International Energy Agency, 'The Future of Trucks: Implications for energy and the environment',