Largest energy company in Southeastern Europe OMV Petrom launched 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 in order to support the carbon offset projects in ClimatePartner’s portfolio.
“By launching the OMV Climate Neutral card, we offer to our clients the possibility to directly contribute to the offsetting of carbon emissions,” said Radu Căprău, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil. “It is a step that comes on top of our measures and objectives taken at the 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.”
Through continuous investments, OMV Petrom reduced carbon emissions of its operations by 22 per cent in 2019 compared to 2010. With the OMV Climate Neutral card, 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.