Climate Protection Initiatives
We are aware that petroleum products have an impact on the environment, and therefore work to develop alternatives and to improve energy efficiency. We have introduced an option for customers who are willing to contribute to the protection of the environment through carbon capture.
Initiative Pro Klima
The Initiative Pro Klima was launched by Mabanaft, Petronord, and OIL! Tankstellen in 2008. Its efforts focus on three areas: offering energy-efficient products, advice on environmental and energy issues, and promoting projects to protect the climate. Its projects concentrate on two activities – climate research and reforestation. For example, in collaboration with the Schleswig-Holstein State Forestry and the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V. (German Forest Protection Association) more than 162,000 trees have already been planted in recent years. Furthermore, the Initiative Pro Klima sponsors the climate-protection project OceanRAIN (Ocean Rain And Ice-phase precipitation measurement Network for surface validation) at University of Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence CliSAP. Its aim is to better understand the impact of climate change through long-term measurement of precipitation and examination of satellite data and derive inferences for eco-friendlier behavior.
BWOC Reforestation Project
We have introduced an option for customers who are willing to contribute to the protection of the environment through carbon capture. Our subsidiary BWOC has set up a program in the UK that offers customers with a fuel card the ability to capture emissions from fuels they have purchased by making a contribution to reforestation projects. In any case, 10% of the emissions bought with a BWOC fuel card are captured in carbon capture projects, paid for by BWOC Customers can decide whether they want to pay extra to capture an additional 40% or 90% of the CO2. Overall, more than 200,000 trees were planted since 2010, offsetting 43,000 tons CO2. As part of the overall project, BWOC calculates its own carbon footprint and captures this CO2 through reforestation.