Pilipinas Shell has signed global audio solutions market leader Knowles Electronics Philippines Corporation as its first official customer for the launch of its voluntary carbon offset program.
The partnership with Knowles has helped the latter offset 4.63 tons of carbon dioxide from vehicle emissions, or the equivalent of driving back and forth between the north and south of the Philippines 791 times. This made the entirety of the Knowles’ fleet carbon neutral.
“At Shell, we are working towards making business more environmentally sustainable both for ourselves and our partners,” said Vice President and General Manager for Shell Mobility Randy Del Valle.
“We’re very excited to partner with a company like Knowles, which shares our vision of carbon neutrality,” he added.
Knowles seeks to become a climate-neutral business by 2030. Since it started its local operations in Cebu back in 2012, the global audio solutions provider has advocated strongly for more sustainable practices.
“When we heard of this opportunity to partner with Shell towards a common objective, we were glad that more and more businesses and individuals are recognizing the urgent and critical need to focus on sustainability,” said Knowles Vice President and Managing Director Joseph Emmanuel Liwag.
The company has achieved several carbon neutrality milestones over the past few years. In 2013, Knowles adopted a 5-hectare reforestation program and shifted to 100 percent renewable energy for its local operations by 2016.
“Shell aims to be a one-stop-shop for the customers’ mobility needs, the voluntary carbon offset offer adds to a portfolio of products and services that Shell has developed for customers to avoid, reduce and offset emissions from their fleet,” said Del Valle.
Customers using Shell Fleet Cards for their business may sign up for the voluntary carbon offset program. Shell tracks every liter of fuel consumed by the customers with their fleet card, allowing the company to offset resulting carbon emissions through Shell’s many nature-based projects around the world.
Shell's global portfolio includes afforestation and reforestation projects that revitalize over 10 million hectares of forest cover in Canada, China, Indonesia, and Australia. These projects help recapture CO2 emissions lingering in the air, which plants and vegetation use as fuel for growth.
Moreover, Shell’s carbon capture projects create carbon credits that are independently verified by Verra, which operates the world’s leading voluntary greenhouse gas reduction program. Each credit represents the removal of one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Customers can apply for a Shell Fleet Card account and for the voluntary carbon offset program without a minimal volume requirement.
By partnering with Shell Fleet Solutions through Shell Fleet Card, companies show climate leadership, meet global emission commitments, appeal to environmentally conscious customers, and create long-term sustainability value.
Companies interested in participating in the voluntary carbon offsetting offer may contact Shell Fleet Solutions' customer service at [email protected].