Release date: 28 August 2018
The Toyota, Lexus & Hino dealership, Borneo Motors (Singapore), is the first dealership in Asia to join the new Castrol Carbon Neutral Programme. The programme is designed to help dealerships cut their carbon emissions and also help motorists offset the carbon they create while driving.
The Singapore Government pledged at the Paris Climate Conference to reduce emissions intensity by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030 and has designated 2018 as the Year of Climate Action. Castrol is working to advance the energy transition by developing more efficient lubricants and services such as its carbon neutral programme for car dealerships.
Through the Castrol programme, Borneo Motors (Singapore) is becoming a certified carbon neutral business. This is based on a long-term commitment to reduce emissions by becoming more efficient and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions. Borneo Motors (Singapore) will be reducing and offsetting its current carbon footprint of 4,042 tonnes from its daily operating business from six sites in Singapore to zero tonnes. This saving is equivalent to the carbon emissions from 847 return flights from Singapore to London.
With a personal interest in sustainability and low carbon, Ms Jasmmine Wong, Managing Director, Borneo Motors (Singapore) says of the new project:
After efficiency measures have been put in place, the Group will purchase carbon credits from BP Target Neutral to offset any remaining emissions.
Shyam Balasubramanian, Regional Marketing Director at Castrol said: