Castrol Vecton carbon neutral

Road freight vehicles play an important role in driving global economic activity.


However the growth in road freight – especially in emerging economies – has increased the sector’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% in the past 15 years1. Increasing numbers of fleet owners are looking for more efficient and lower carbon solutions.

Castrol VECTON provides a range of lubricants specifically formulated to meet the needs of the commercial trucking industry. It helps fleet owners improve fuel efficiency and, in 2016, it became the world’s first certified carbon neutral commercial vehicle engine oil. Castrol assessed the GHG footprint of VECTON in line with the criteria of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and made a commitment to reducing emissions throughout the product’s life-cycle. This includes emissions associated with its production, packaging and distribution. Residual emissions are offset through BP Target Neutral, which invests in projects around the world that reduce or avoid GHGs. These projects also seek to provide economic, social and environmental benefits to the communities they serve.

The carbon neutral range is intended to be available in all Castrol VECTON markets by 2020.

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  1. International Energy Agency, ‘The Future of Trucks: Implications for energy and the environment’.