Samar Bhasin, CEO, Pratham Motors is presented with his Carbon Neutral program dealership certificate
Samar Bhasin, CEO, Pratham Motors, said,
New Delhi: Auto lubricant maker Castrol India on Monday launched an industry-first Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral programme in India to help automotive dealerships reduce their carbon footprint.
A Bengaluru-based automotive dealership will become the first Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral dealership by offsetting 100% of its operating emissions across all its 12 sales and service locations, the company said in a release.
Castrol has supported Pratham Motors in this endeavour by estimating its current annual carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by offsetting emissions from all its operations including demo and courtesy cars, electricity consumption in workshops and showrooms, as well as business travel. In addition to this, Pratham Motors will offer its customers the option to drive carbon neutral for 10,000 kilometres by neutralizing their vehicular carbon footprint. Castrol has offered this programme with support from bp Target Neutral.
Through this initiative, Pratham is offsetting 1,459 tonnes of CO2 emission, equivalent to an individual taking over 8,600 flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai.
On the occasion, Samar Bhasin, CEO, Pratham Motors, said,
Commenting on this announcement, Omer Dormen, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said,
Along with this offer, the company continues to supply its carbon neutral range of products – Castrol Edge Professional and Castrol Magnetic Professional to its franchisee workshop customers in India.