Cas­trol launches first cer­ti­fied CO2 neu­tral oil

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Over the past decade, Cas­trol has been com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing its Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional range to be bet­ter for a ve­hi­cle’s en­gine, and the en­vi­ron­ment. Cas­trol con­tin­ues to in­no­vate and push bound­aries by now in­tro­duc­ing the world’s first cer­ti­fied CO2 neu­tral en­gine oils through its Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional range.

By suc­cess­fully meet­ing strict in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, the com­pany’s EDGE Pro­fes­sional, Mag­natec Pro­fes­sional and GTX Pro­fes­sional oils have all now been cer­ti­fied ac­cord­ing to BSI PAS2060, which is a tough, glob­ally-recog­nised stan­dard for mea­sur­ing and man­ag­ing the CO2 foot­print of a prod­uct’s life­cy­cle.

Cas­trol’s first step in the jour­ney is to re­duce the emis­sion of CO2 at ev­ery stage of the prod­uct’s life.

The com­pany says it does this by build­ing ef­fi­cien­cies within its pro­cesses through out the value chain. But CO2 neu­tral­ity can’t be achieved through re­duc­tion alone. To­gether with its part­ners in BP Tar­get Neu­tral, Cas­trol in­vests in projects around the world to off­set the re­main­ing CO2 foot­print of the Pro­fes­sional En­gine Oil range.

In 2014, Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional neu­tralised 200,000 tonnes of CO2 glob­ally, and in 2015, Cas­trol ex­pects this fig­ure to grow to nearly half a mil­lion tonnes of CO2 neu­tralised.

Speak­ing on the new CO2 neu­tral cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Diana Hall, mar­ket­ing direc­tor for Cas­trol Australia and New Zealand said: “The en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse we have re­ceived shows that CO2 neu­tral­ity is im­por­tant and worth pur­su­ing.

“From an OEM, car dealer and ve­hi­cle owner point of view, en­sur­ing the en­gine oil is CO2 neu­tral is one small step in achiev­ing lower CO2 emis­sions over­all. We are pleased to an­nounce that Cas­trol Australia and New Zealand are in­tro­duc­ing the cer­ti­fied CO2 neu­tral en­gine oils from May 2015. By us­ing Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional the Aus­tralian and New Zealand car deal­ers and their cus­tomers can play a role in re­duc­ing the world’s CO2 foot­print.”

How does Cas­trol achieve neu­tral CO2 in its en­gine oils? John WardZin­ski, global brand direc­tor for Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional, ex­plained: “Neu­tral­is­ing the CO2 foot­print is cur­rently achieved by firstly analysing the whole of the prod­uct life­cy­cle, from cra­dle to grave.

“This is done by cal­cu­lat­ing the amount of CO2 gen­er­ated through the prod­uct’s life, in­clud­ing the CO2 from our own man­u­fac­tur­ing process, iden­ti­fy­ing ways to re­duce and then in­vest­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate amounts in cer­ti­fied CO2 re­duc­tion projects. This in­vest­ment pro­duces a net CO2 re­duc­tion that is equiv­a­lent to the re­main­ing CO2 foot­print of the prod­uct, af­ter the re­duc­tion ini­tia­tives have had their ef­fect.

“The prod­uct life­cy­cle anal­y­sis, which cal­cu­lated the amount of CO2 that needed to be neu­tralised, was in­de­pen­dently ver­i­fied by an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised third party spe­cial­is­ing in sus­tain­abil­ity au­dit­ing.”

To­gether with its part­ners in BP Tar­get Neu­tral, Cas­trol is in­vest­ing in a range of emis­sion re­duc­tion projects in­clud­ing re­for­esta­tion in Kenya, clean elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion in China, and wind farms in New Cale­do­nia.

When man­u­fac­tur­ing prod­ucts, Cas­trol works with its raw ma­te­rial sup­pli­ers to move to lower CO2 al­ter­na­tives, which in­cludes us­ing up­graded equip­ment and pro­duc­tion tech­nolo­gies such as low tem­per­a­ture oil blend­ing.

Around the world, Cas­trol also now uses elec­tric ve­hi­cles and so­phis­ti­cated route plan­ning when trans­port­ing goods within and from some of its Pro­fes­sional pro­duc­tion sites.

Achiev­ing CO2 neu­tral­ity is Cas­trol’s first step of a longer jour­ney.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Cas­trol Pro­fes­sional con­tact your lo­cal area sales manager or phone Cas­trol’s tech­ni­cal helpline on 0800 10 40 60.


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