Malaysian motorists can help to save the planet whenever they fuel up with Caltex. Using their Caltex Rewards loyalty points earned from their fuel purchases, they can participate in the Caltex Carbon Offset Programme which is an initiative of Chevron Malaysia Limited (the company which markets Caltex fuel and lubricants in Malaysia).
Chevron Malaysia will use the voluntarily contributed loyalty points to purchase verified carbon offsets from credible environmental projects in the region that reduce, remove, or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. This will help to offset a portion of certain carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from the combustion of fuel purchased by customers.
What’s carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting involves compensating for emissions through investment in projects that reduce or capture an equivalent amount of such emissions elsewhere. These projects include nature-based solutions such as tree-planting and reforestation efforts, renewable energy, and other lower carbon dioxide-emitting activities.
How to participate
Customers can opt-in to participate by selecting the Carbon Offset voucher in the Caltex Rewards voucher catalogue via the CaltexGO mobile payment app. Chevron Malaysia gives assurance that 100% of their loyalty points will be used to purchase carbon offsets.
At present, Chevron will purchase carbon offsets from two established nature-based projects on the Verra registry. These are the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project in Indonesia and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia.
Part of Chevron’s multi-pronged strategy
“Carbon offsets are just one part of Chevron’s multi-pronged strategy to reduce our emissions intensity, and this initiative was designed to reinforce this strategy. At the same time, we hope to catalyse wider positive change by offering our customers a mechanism to help them achieve their own emissions reduction goals,” said Dean Gilbert, Country Chairman of Chevron Malaysia Limited.
“By fostering a collective effort, we aim to help advance a lower carbon future, and invite more individuals to join us on our journey towards achieving affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy to enable human progress,” he said, adding that the programme has been ongoing in Singapore since March 2022.