Combating the climate crisis

Protection and love of earth. Little girl holding planet in hands against green spring background.

Immediate action is essential to meet the Paris agreement on climate change

Business leaders, NGOs, academics and others agree that climate change is the most urgent long-term risk the world is facing.

  • More actions are required to meet the Paris Agreement.
  • At Brenntag we are committed to looking beyond our balance sheet and towards tackling these urgent issues, and the time has come for us to act.
  • Since chemical products with net-zero emissions are currently limited, we need to find a way to compensate for products whose emissions can’t be avoided or reduced.

Brenntag's initiative: Joiningn Shell's nature-bases solutions program

  • Brenntag has proudly joined Shell’s Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) program.
  • The focus of the program is offsetting unavoidable or reducible CO₂ emissions related to Shell’s product portfolio,which includes the Gas to Liquid (GTL) product group.

Nature-based solutions to compensation emissions

  • Nature offers immediate and scalable pathways to significantly reduce emission.
  • The NBS program consists of various projects around the world that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or capture and store CO₂ from the atmosphere.
  • Each project is verified by independent organisations to the highest internationally recognised standards.
  • The quality criteria for the NBS projects are:
    - Approved carbon standards and environmental impacts beyond carbon dioxide (CO₂)
    - Social benefits for the local community
    - Project developer competency and government support
  • By supporting the NBS projects with our Step4Change product range, we’re fully compensating for GTL product emissions.

Walkers in Glen Affric, Scotland

One nature-based solutions project:

Glangarry forrest, Scotland

In October 2019, Shell and FLS, the Scottish Government agency responsible for forests and land, began the task of planting one million trees over the course of five years.

  • The idea of this mass planting is to capture 250,000 tonnes of CO₂, which will be certified by Woodland Carbon Code.
  • The project assists in reversing the decline of the ancient forest by planting Caledonian pine, while helping to tackle climate change and protecting and restoring biodiversity.