Monday, August 26, 2019

Castrol Unveils Carbon Neutral Sustainability Solutions for Automobile Customers Across Indian Market


* Pratham Motors, Bengaluru becomes first ‘Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral’ car dealership for this industry-leading initiative in India
* Castrol to support automotive dealerships to offset emissions and run their operations carbon neutral
* Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral Programme complements government’s sustainability agenda

Castrol India Limited, the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in the country, has launched an industry-first Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral programme in India to help automotive dealerships reduce their carbon footprint.*

Pratham Motors - one of Bengaluru’s leading automotive dealerships will become the first Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral dealership by offsetting 100% of its operating emissions across all its 12 sales and service locations. Castrol has supported Pratham Motors in this endeavour by estimating its current annual carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by offsetting emissions from all its operations including demo and courtesy cars, electricity consumption in workshops and showrooms, as well as business travel. In addition to this, Pratham Motors will offer its customers the option to drive carbon neutral for 10,000 kilometres by neutralizing their vehicular carbon footprint. Castrol has offered this programme with support from BP Target Neutral.

Through this initiative, Pratham is offsetting 1,459 tonnes of CO2e**, equivalent to an individual taking over 8,600 flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai.

On the occasion, Samar Bhasin, CEO, Pratham Motors, said, “Recognising overall environmental challenges, we at Pratham Motors are keen to cut down our emissions. We are delighted to be working with Castrol India to reduce the carbon footprint of our dealerships and that of our customers, helping us play our part in contributing to a sustainable future for the next generation.”

Commenting on this announcement, Omer Dormen, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said, “Our strategy is to support the transition to a low carbon environment by introducing products and solutions which help reduce carbon footprint for our customers. We are proud to launch this industry-first sustainability initiative in India. The Castrol Certified Carbon Neutral programme enables Pratham Motors to take a leadership position on their environmental impact and to help their customers offset their emissions.”

Along with this unique offer, Castrol continues to supply its Carbon Neutral range of products - Castrol EDGE PROFESSIONAL and Castrol MAGNATEC PROFESSIONAL to its franchisee workshop customers in India.

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