OMV Petrom launches the OMV Climate Neutral card in Romania, through which companies can get active in climate actions and contribute to offsetting carbon emissions resulting from fuel usage. This option, a premiere for the Romanian fuel market, is enabled through the cooperation with ClimatePartner, an international solutions provider for corporate climate action.
OMV Climate Neutral runs like a traditional fuel card and offers companies the possibility to offset carbon emissions caused during transportation by paying a fixed price of RON 0.023/liter for gasoline and RON 0.027/liter for diesel, in order to support the carbon offset projects in ClimatePartner’s portfolio.
Any user of an OMV Climate Neutral card will be able to check, at any time, the volume of offset carbon emissions, on the ClimatePartner portal. The card can be ordered online through our virtual store on the OMV Romania website.
Customers will receive a certificate confirming their contribution by offsetting carbon emissions. This mechanism for compensating the emissions is performed in accordance with the standards imposed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“By launching the OMV Climate Neutral card, we offer to our clients the possibility to directly contribute to the offsetting of carbon emissions. It is a step that comes on top of our measures and objectives taken at company level. We are constantly investing in the whole production chain in order to ensure the quality of our products and to reduce the carbon footprint, from our operations in production to the ones in the refinery and in the filling stations, such as for the electric charging points or the photovoltaic panels,” said Radu Caprau, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil.
Through continuous investments, OMV Petrom reduced carbon emissions of its operations by 22% in 2019 compared to 2010. Moreover, the energy company is the first company in Romania to have announced support for the recommendations issued by the TCFD with the aim to enhance transparency and allow stakeholders to better understand the company’s efforts with regards to climate change.
The concept of climate neutrality has been first adopted at the Kyoto Conference in 1997, and has been constantly developed and improved ever since. To take climate actions by offsetting carbon emissions also includes the identification of greenhouse gas emissions within activities and products, measuring their impact and offsetting them by the financial support of certified carbon offset projects.