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BP Target Neutral expands carbon offset portfolio for 2017

BP Target Neutral expands carbon offset portfolio for 2017

BP advances its commitment in support of a lower carbon future: the project portfolio has the total capacity to reduce up to 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year and improve the livelihoods of more than 2 million people. BP Target Neutral, BP’s voluntary carbon offsetting programme, is celebrating its 11th year with an …Read more

Are attitudes to Sustainability, Climate, and Carbon Offsetting changing?

Are attitudes to Sustainability, Climate, and Carbon Offsetting changing?

Andrea Abrahams, is the global director of BP Target Neutral. I recently attended the ‘Responsible Business Summit Europe’. Amongst the audience of FTSE 100 Sustainability Directors, NGO’s, consultants and government officials was a feeling that although the US has announced it is leaving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, they remain committed. Much of this …Read more

Aral introduce Carbon Neutral fuelcards for German drivers

Aral introduce Carbon Neutral fuelcards for German drivers

BP Target Neutral have partnered with ARAL, BP’s fuels business in Germany to develop a range of pre-paid carbon neutral fuelcards for drivers. Pre-paid fuel cards are popular gifts in Europe and these cards are even more attractive because they are inclusive of the carbon offsets needed to make the fuel ‘carbon neutral’. The card …Read more

The International Paralympic Committee teams up with BP to offset travel emissions

The International Paralympic Committee teams up with BP to offset travel emissions

As part of its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), BP has been supporting them to be more environmentally friendly, including offsetting all of the organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions from business travel between 2014 and 2016. Through BP Target Neutral, 4,448.1 tonnes of CO2 equivalent created from the IPC’s use of flights, trains and …Read more

Travel Carbon Calculator update

Travel Carbon Calculator update

We have recently updated our travel carbon calculators to the latest DEFRA emissions factors. If you have not done so recently, we recommend you recalculate your emissions to make sure you are acting with the most accurate information. Emissions factors evolve as science gains a greater understanding of the impact of different forms of travel …Read more

Offsetting Carbon – Reaching the High Hanging Fruit

Offsetting Carbon – Reaching the High Hanging Fruit

How offsetting forms a vital component of a comprehensive business carbon management strategy The historic agreement reached by 195 countries in Paris in 2015 demonstrated – for the first time – a collective determination to reduce the global emissions of greenhouse gases and tackle the threat of climate change. Many governments are now set on …Read more

Carbon Neutral Fuelcards

Carbon Neutral Fuelcards

Smart fuel card helps fleet owners improve driver efficiency and achieve ‘carbon neutral’ status. Fleet managers in The Netherlands and Germany now have a simple and cost effective way to track, manage and reduce their CO2 emissions and achieve ‘carbon neutral’ status for their fleet with BP Target Neutral. BP and Aral have introduced an …Read more

Air BP

Air BP

Air BP reduces, replaces and offsets CO2 emissions to achieve first carbon neutral status Business travellers and holidaymakers will be familiar with the green and gold livery of Air BP’s vehicles busy at work on the airport tarmac, engaged in re-fuelling aircraft safely before take-off. Now they can know that these ‘on the ground’ activities …Read more

Historic agreement reached on carbon reduction and offsetting to mitigate international aviation emissions

Historic agreement reached on carbon reduction and offsetting to mitigate international aviation emissions

Government, industry and civil society representatives of 191 countries have agreed on a new global market-based measure using carbon offsetting to control CO2 emissions from international aviation. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is designed to complement the basket of mitigation measures the air transport community is already pursuing to reduce …Read more

BP Target Neutral is celebrating 10 years of working with customers to reduce carbon emissions

BP Target Neutral is celebrating 10 years of working with customers to reduce carbon emissions

BP Target Neutral, BP’s not-for-profit carbon offsetting business, is celebrating 10 years of helping our customers offset their personal and business carbon emissions. Over the last ten years BP Target Neutral has offset 2.5 million tonnes of carbon on behalf of customers, half of which has been achieved in the last three years. That’s equivalent …Read more

Essex Auto Group Ltd

Essex Auto Group Ltd

Essex Auto Group: Europe’s first certified carbon neutral dealership through BP Target Neutral Essex Auto Group Ltd (EAG) has become the first dealership in Europe to join the Castrol Carbon Offsetting programme and be certified carbon neutral by BP Target Neutral. EAG is one of the largest dealer groups in South East England, with 7 …Read more

Motorcars Honda, Cleveland – The World’s First Carbon Neutral Car Dealership Certified by BP Target Neutral

Motorcars Honda, Cleveland – The World’s First Carbon Neutral Car Dealership Certified by BP Target Neutral

Motorcars Honda in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States has become the first car dealership to be certified as carbon neutral through BP Target Neutral protocols. Following discussions with Castrol and BP, the dealership undertook an audit of its carbon emissions from the dealership buildings as well as the carbon footprint of company-owned vehicles, courtesy …Read more

BP Target Neutral Purchases Carbon Credits from US Universities

BP Target Neutral Purchases Carbon Credits from US Universities

BP Target Neutral has agreed to purchase the carbon credits generated by the carbon-reducing activities of three US universities as part of a new carbon credit and purchasing program through Boston-based non-profit Second Nature. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Ball State University (BSU), Indiana and Southern Oregon University (SOU) will make significant reductions in …Read more

BP Target Neutral Adds US Auto Parts Manufacturer to its Carbon Offset Projects Portfolio

BP Target Neutral Adds US Auto Parts Manufacturer to its Carbon Offset Projects Portfolio

Lower carbon parts for the production of Cadillac, Mustang and BMW. BPTN has signed an agreement to purchase carbon credits from Meridian Magnesium Products of Plymouth, Michigan – a manufacturer of lightweight, magnesium alloy auto parts for vehicles produced by companies such as General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, BMW, Mercedes and Land Rover. Meridian is delivering …Read more

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Diesel Engine Oil

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Diesel Engine Oil

Castrol, the world-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils has, with the help of BP Target Neutral, launched Australia’s first certified carbon neutral diesel engine oil. Castrol Vecton oil has net lifetime greenhouse gas emissions equal to zero through carbon offsetting efforts involving the REDD Forests Grouped Project in Tasmania which prevents the …Read more

adi Group to drive Carbon Neutral with BP

adi Group to drive Carbon Neutral with BP

The multi-disciplined engineering company, adi Group, has become the first company in the UK to offset their fleet’s carbon emissions through the BP Plus Fuel Card.

COP 21: United Nations Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

COP 21: United Nations Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

As the UN climate conference in Paris, COP21, raises the discussions on climate change, BP Target Neutral has been helping businesses and motorists to mitigate their carbon impact since 2006.

How hydropower works

How hydropower works

Curious to know what sort of low carbon project is supported by BP Target Neutral to help neutralise your carbon footprint?

Voluntary Buyers Spend Nearly $4.5 Billion on Offsets to Combat Climate Impacts

Voluntary Buyers Spend Nearly $4.5 Billion on Offsets to Combat Climate Impacts

Companies, governments, and individuals voluntarily spent just under $4.5 billion on conservation and clean energy over the past decade by purchasing nearly 1 billion carbon offsets, finds a new report released on the sidelines of last week’s international climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

BP Target Neutral helps World Gas Conference 2015 be lower carbon

BP Target Neutral helps World Gas Conference 2015 be lower carbon

As delegates from around the world flew in to Paris last week for the World Gas Conference 2015, they did so knowing that their travel carbon footprint was being offset via BP Target Neutral. BP had a major presence at the three-yearly event and used BP Target neutral to help WGC achieve its goal to …Read more

BP supporting Masdar to Offset Carbon Impact of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this January

BP supporting Masdar to Offset Carbon Impact of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this January

Masdar, BP partnership to help mitigate carbon impact of delegate travel and operations at biggest international sustainability event in the Middle East. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has announced BP as the “Official Carbon Offset Partner” for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 – a yearly event that unites the international community in an effort …Read more

Additional benefits of carbon offsetting valued at $664 per credit

Additional benefits of carbon offsetting valued at $664 per credit

Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based, according to research published today. The research, carried out by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance (ICROA), demonstrates how purchasing carbon credits creates economic development opportunities, aids …Read more

Wishing the best of luck to all the inspirational athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow!

Wishing the best of luck to all the inspirational athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow!

Spectators from around the world heading for the excitement of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Spectators from around the world heading for the excitement of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

As the city of Glasgow gears up to welcome Scotland’s biggest sporting and cultural event, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, spectators from all over the world will be heading there to cheer on their teams. BP Target Neutral is very proud to be helping the Games be lower carbon by offering ticketholders the chance to …Read more

Travel calculator update

Travel calculator update

Working with Environmental Resources Management (ERM) we have recently updated our travel calculators with a brand new calculator engine to provide fast and reliable calculations using the latest DEFRA emissions factors. If you have not done so recently, we recommend you recalculate your emissions to make sure you are acting with the most accurate information. …Read more

Glasgow 2014 spectators encouraged to support travel carbon project and boost city woodlands

Glasgow 2014 spectators encouraged to support travel carbon project and boost city woodlands

BP today announced that its not-for-profit carbon management programme, BP Target Neutral, will help minimise the carbon footprint of spectator travel to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As ticket envelopes reach homes across the UK this week, spectators are being encouraged to offset the carbon footprint of their travel to the Games for free by …Read more

World Cup ticketholders given opportunity to limit the carbon footprint of travel to Brazil 2014

World Cup ticketholders given opportunity to limit the carbon footprint of travel to Brazil 2014

As the world looks forward to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA and BP, through its not-for-profit carbon management programme BP Target Neutral, are working together to minimise the carbon impact of the tournament.

World class athletes reducing their carbon footprint

World class athletes reducing their carbon footprint

Some of the US athletes, Olympic and Paralympic, have been telling BP Target Neutral what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprint.

BP Target Neutral helping World Future Energy Summit 2014 to be the lowest carbon energy summit to date

BP Target Neutral helping World Future Energy Summit 2014 to be the lowest carbon energy summit to date

As the energy world looks forward to the 2014 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, we are working with Masdar to deliver the lowest carbon WFES yet following the announcement of BP Target Neutral as the Official Carbon Offset Partner.  

Samba School – how offsetting reaches unlikely places

Samba School – how offsetting reaches unlikely places

It’s probably fair to say that when most people think of offsetting, they think of tree planting. And that is one way that offsetting can have a positive effect on the world. Some offsetting projects go further however like at the biomass project in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they certainly bring …Read more

IETA statement on UK crackdown on carbon market scams

IETA statement on UK crackdown on carbon market scams

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) welcomes UK regulators’ efforts in yesterday’s shut down of 19 companies allegedly involved in pressure selling carbon credits to individuals for investments. Over the last year, a series of scammers guised as reputable financial institutions targeted members of the public with high-pressure sales tactics and hyped promises of inflated …Read more

BP Target Neutral Eco-Driver programme delivers savings for national fleet.

BP Target Neutral Eco-Driver programme delivers savings for national fleet.

Staff at the three US Olympic Training Centres are learning to be safer, more energy-efficient drivers under a new initiative known as the Eco-Driver programme, sponsored by BP. The programme, which is part of BP Target Neutral, gave 30 staff at the US Olympic Training Centres in Chula Vista, Colorado Springs, and Lake Placid, instruction …Read more

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association chooses BP Target Neutral

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association chooses BP Target Neutral

BP Target Neutral, BP’s not-for-profit carbon management programme, is helping the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association reduce and offset the carbon footprint of its annual Westminster Seminar.  With over 900 Commonwealth delegates travelling to the seminar from countries as far away as The Cook Islands and Zambia, offsetting the travel and event operations for this seminar means …Read more

Calculator emissions methodology update

Calculator emissions methodology update

In our desire to adhere to best international practice, guidance and standards, BP Target Neutral with Environmental Resources Management (ERM) reviewed the methodology behind calculating greenhouse gas emissions from travel. As a result of this review the calculations are now based on ‘All Scopes’ GHG emissions rather than ‘Total Direct GHG emissions’. The difference being …Read more

BP Target Neutral contributes to Freshfields’ award

BP Target Neutral contributes to Freshfields’ award

James Daffurn, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Freshfields collects the award The Legal Business Awards 2013 recognise the outstanding work from across the legal profession and acknowledge the accomplishments of the finest lawyers currently working in the UK and beyond. On the 7th February, the international law firm and London 2012 partner, Freshfields, was awarded …Read more

400,000 Tonnes of CO2 — How much was that?

400,000 Tonnes of CO2 — How much was that?

In the planning of the London 2012 Games, the organisers estimated that the carbon released into the atmosphere by spectator travel to the Olympic and Paralympic Games would be 400,000 tonnes. As the Official Carbon offset partner to the London 2012 Games, BP Target Neutral committed to offsetting all the journeys of those spectators who …Read more

A new year resolution to reduce

A new year resolution to reduce

Now that the holiday season is behind us, lots of people will be taking up New Year resolutions — back to gym, read more books or make more time for friends and family. How about adding ‘reducing my carbon footprint’ to the list? With the help of Target Neutral, you can find easy ways to …Read more

Over half a million journeys offset through Target Neutral

Over half a million journeys offset through Target Neutral

BP Target Neutral continues to set a world record even after closing ceremonies! Another world record has been set as over half a million journeys have been offset to London 2012, helping to make it the lowest carbon Games possible. Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG said “Sustainability underpinned all of our plans – and has …Read more

Target Neutral goes Dutch!

Target Neutral goes Dutch!

The rain stopped and the sun shone as Target Neutral guests, including children from three schools, all cycled to take part in a tree planting ceremony to bring to life our Reduce, Replace Neutralise ethos. Among the guests were His royal highness Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme, Hendrik Muilerman – Head of Country BP …Read more

You have set a new world record

You have set a new world record

The BP Target Neutral journey continues. And we want to pause to say an enormous “Thank you!” to everyone who has participated. With over 480,000 journeys offset, you have helped make London 2012 a success, and set a world record!

Congratulations Shelly!

Congratulations Shelly!

Paralympian Shelly Woods at the Target Neutral infinity room during her Paralympics GB kit-out session. Target Neutral Paralympic Ambassador, Shelly Woods has won the silver medal in the T54 Women’s Marathon at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Well done Shelly, Target Neutral is proud to be helping you “Reduce, Replace and Neutralise” your carbon emissions.

Congratulations Stef!

Congratulations Stef!

Paralympian Stefanie Reid at the Target Neutral infinity room during her Paralympics GB kit-out session. Target Neutral Paralympic Ambassador, Stef Reid has won the silver medal in the Women’s Long Jump at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Well done Stef, Target Neutral is proud to be helping you “Reduce, Replace and Neutralise” your carbon emissions.

Congratulations Richard!

Congratulations Richard!

Paralympian Richard Whitehead at the Target Neutral infinity room during his Paralympics GB kit-out session. Target Neutral Paralympic Ambassador, Richard Whitehead has won the gold medal in the T42 200m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and set a new world record for the event. Well done Richard, Target Neutral is proud to be helping …Read more

Our Target Neutral superhumans take the stage for London 2012

Our Target Neutral superhumans take the stage for London 2012

Target Neutral is honoured to be supporting the Paralympics as the Official Carbon Offset Partner and also our Target Neutral ambassadors, Shelly Woods, Stefanie Reid and Richard Whitehead. As world class athletes, each knows the importance of efficiency and preparation over years of training. Target Neutral has been helping our athlete ambassadors to reduce and …Read more

BP Target Neutral on track for a world record

BP Target Neutral on track for a world record

What a fortnight it has been! With tears of joy for our Target Neutral ambassadors, Lizzie Armitstead and Jessica Ennis for their hard-earned medals, and the thousands of smiles we saw at the BP Walk in the Park giant periscope in the Olympic Park – it was a magical time. An astonishing 437,725 (and counting!) …Read more

A pair of gold offsets!

A pair of gold offsets!

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, Olympic Gold medallists, have their offset their journeys to London 2012 with Target Neutral, Team GB Loughborough preparation camp, June 2012.

Well done Lizzie!

Well done Lizzie!

Lizzie takes in the Target Neutral infinity room at Team GB prep camp, Loughborough. The room shows how each Team GB athlete doing their bit for sustainability all adds up for the better. Lizzie Armitstead has won Team GB’s first medal of London 2012 – a silver in the women’s road race. Great Britain was …Read more

Good luck for London 2012!

Good luck for London 2012!

Top athlete and Target Neutral athlete ambassador, Jessica Ennis wishes good luck to Team GB from the kit out camp at Loughborough. Everyone at Target Neutral is sending the best of luck to all the athletes and we look forward to seeing the medals held high!

Driving for good

Driving for good

Hertz has selected BP Target Neutral to offset the emissions from every car hired through their Green Collection in the UK this summer. And what a summer it will be – with so many journeys being planned around the country as people flock to sporting events, or get away to the open spaces. Thanks to …Read more

Our Greatest Team – Team GB

Our Greatest Team – Team GB

Lizzie Armitstead in her Team GB kit in the Target Neutral infinity room The London 2012 Games start on July 27th but for the Target Neutral team it’s all hands on deck already as we support Team GB at their official preparation camp in Loughborough, Leics. Each day Olympic athletes are coming through the camp …Read more