Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress in achieving the goal of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change.
Most of our emissions come from the use of the energy we sell, so we must also help our customers cut their emissions when they use that energy. Importantly, our target includes emissions not only from the energy we produce and process ourselves, but also from all the energy products that others produce and we sell to our customers.
Today’s motorists are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about environmental issues, mainly their carbon footprint.
Now we can offer an oil that delivers the same performance and lower emissions without compromising on quality.
Shell Helix Ultra Carbon Neutral is the first oil that offers ultimate engine performance for our customers with lower emissions.
How it works
Unlike other oils, Shell Helix Ultra Carbon Neutral engine oils are made from a 99.5% pure base oil by Shell Pureplus Technology.
It is a gas-to-liquid process that converts natural gas into a pure base oil with stronger molecular bonds. It can be used for engines such as modern petrol engines and diesel engines.
What Carbon Neutral means
A ‘Carbon Neutral’ impact means emissions caused in the entire lifecycle of this product were made Carbon Neutral – from production to disposal of used oil and packaging.
We’ve done this through reducing CO2 emissions by moving to more renewable energy sources in the production process of our oil e.g. using packaging with increased content of recycled plastic. In addition, we have also offset any remaining CO2 emissions with verified Nature Based carbon credits.
Some of our local initiatives in South Africa include:
- 100% recycled carton material
- Recycled cage and IBC packaging
- Recycled black pails
This is a product trusted by Scuderia Ferrari, Hyundai and other OEMs to deliver more power, performance in any temperature and 5 times better cleaning.
Shell Helix Ultra Carbon Neutral continues to deliver the ultimate engine performance and choosing it is simple.
What Helix Ultra Carbon Neutral products will offer
With a global focus on sustainable solutions, Shell Downstream South Africa has introduced a range of lubricants which are making it easier for customers to make responsible choices with far lower emission levels. Through energy-efficient manufacturing, sustainable packaging, and nature-based carbon credits, mechanics and consumers will be presented with a product that doesn’t compromise on the high levels of performance and engine protection that has made Shell Helix Ultra renowned around the world.
Shell Downstream South Africa Director, Ade Ajala, shared her excitement regarding the new introduction: “We know our customers choose Shell Helix Ultra because it is designed for ultimate engine performance and improved fuel economy. But they also are looking for ways to lower emissions and reduce their own net carbon footprint, and as the world’s leading lubricants supplier, Shell has an important role to play. That is why I am pleased to announce that our customers can now enjoy the benefits they have come to expect from Shell Helix Ultra in a carbon-neutral way.”
The range of carbon-neutral products launched include the following viscosity grades: 10W60, 0W40, 5W30 and 5W40. This initiative is part of a broader commitment by Shell to offer customers carbon-neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy-duty diesel engines and industrial applications.
For more information visit Shell Carbon Neutral.
This post is sponsored by Shell South Africa