Protection And Lower Emissions* Driving Side by Side
At Pennzoil®, we want to help drive the future by reducing our carbon footprint. Together we can make a difference.
As the world's needs for mobility increases, so too will the demand for lubricants1. There's a need to balance this increase in demand with the environmental impact of lubricants, and that's why we want to offer sustainable products and services.
Pennzoil and Shell are exploring a range of initiatives that seek to avoid, reduce, and offset emissions while helping you find solutions that benefit your operational and sustainability goals.
Provides better fuel economy.
With select Pennzoil synthetic 0W motor oils, you can reduce your CO2 footprint with improved fuel efficiency3. 0W motor oils also provide outstanding performance in extreme temperatures, protect against engine deposits and wear, and offer outstanding turbocharger protection.
Now offering Carbon Neutral products.
When you choose Pennzoil's Carbon Neutral4 motor oils, you're joining us in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems around the world5. Emissions are offset by Shell's globally diverse, externally-verified and high quality, nature-based carbon credits.
Unbeatable engine protection**, and lower emissions*, without compromise.
Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic is designed for complete protection for top engine performance. Pennzoil® is the first motor oil made from natural gas, not crude. Our revolutionary process converts pure natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil, with fewer impurities than traditional base oils made from crude.6
More information and associated documentation
Our carbon neutrality calculations are performed through an internal carbon footprint model by Shell. An independent, accredited verification body has subjected the model, which is a source of key parameters and methodologies for carbon intensity calculations on a product level, to a critical review against the international standard ISO 14040/44. For the purpose of this task, a review panel was formed involving external independent industry experts.
Carbon Footprint Disclaimer
Find more details on Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint ambition and how we plan to meet it.
Independent external assurance
To support our carbon neutral7 product offerings, LRQA, an independent, accredited Verification Body, provided external assurance on the associated processes and underlying product level carbon footprint calculations.
LRQA independently assured Shell Lubricants’ product level carbon footprint calculations, used for quantification of carbon intensity in kg CO2 equivalent per liter of product, against the following standards:
- International standard of ISO 14067:2018 Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification
- Publicly available specification of PAS2050:2011 Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.
LRQA implements and maintains a comprehensive management system that meets accreditation requirements for ISO 14065 Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition and ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems that are at least as demanding as the requirements of the International Standard on Quality Control 1 and comply with the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.
The associated documentation (assurance statement) has been reproduced in full and can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What role have Avoid and Reduce measures played in getting to Carbon Neutral?
Which Pennzoil products offer a Carbon Neutral premium range? And what viscosities?
When will Carbon Neutral premium products be available across your full portfolio?
Can you do more to reduce C02e emissions rather than simply offsetting them?
Do your premium lubricants use biodegradable oils?
How much does offsetting cost? Does Shell pass that on to the customer?
* Based on Sequence VI fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20.
2 Over 80% plastic reduction in box liner vs 5 individual 5QT Pennzoil bottles.
3 Based on Sequence VI fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20.
4 CO2 compensation is not a subsitute for switching to lower emission energy solutions or reducing the use of fossil fuels. Carbon credits are purchased and retired to compensated the calculated lifecycle CO2e emissions of the product. Altough these carbon credits have been generated in accordance with international carbon standards, the compensation may not be exact.
5 Nature-based solutions comprise all activities related to the protection, creation or redevelopment, of natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands, to help absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
** Based on Sequence IVA wear test using SAE 5W-30.
6 Base oil made from natural gas is 99.5% free from impurities.
7 CO2 compensation is not a substitute for switching to lower emission energy solutions or reducing the use of fossil fuels. Carbon credits are purchased and retired to compensate the calculated CO2e emissions associated with the [raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution] [or usage (if enery product)] of the prodcut. Although these carbon credits have been generated in accordance with international carbon standards, the compensation may not be exact.