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Sustaining the environment

"SHV Energy is committed to a long-term process of lowering carbon emissions. Only by working together can we meet our shared goal to combat climate change and improve air quality."

Climate change

Advancing Energy Together means moving forward from a shared vision, while appreciating local differences. To accommodate local differences and facilitate collaboration between organizations, we appointed Sustainability Leaders within each local business units. These colleagues help us implement standards like GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a feasible manner.

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"Advancing Energy Together means moving forward from a shared vision, while appreciating local differences."

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We are fully committed to deliver our contribution to global action plans, like the Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions radically. We aim to cut our carbon footprint by reducing our CO2 emissions through energy savings and the use of renewable energy. In addition, we want to grow our so-called carbon impact, which is the effect of our products or services on the carbon footprint of customers. By doing so we help them to lower their emissions by enabling them to switch from polluting fuels to cleaner power sources such as LPG, LNG, biomass and BioLPG.

Global energy monitoring

As said in the preface of this report, we make our sustainable ambitions concrete by setting measurable goals and putting in place systems to measure our performance over time. To do so, we use a global energy monitoring system that helps us measure and calculate progress and understand potential savings opportunities. We also use an Internal Carbon Price for carbon emissions in our investment proposals, to help us to prepare for the future effects of carbon pricing schemes (risk mitigation) and find cleaner investment opportunities.

Air quality

As a global player, we help our customers reduce air pollution by encouraging them to make the switch from more polluting energy carriers to cleaner alternatives from our product portfolio, like LPG, LNG and BioLPG. Outdoor air pollution affects urban and rural areas and is generated by multiple sources, including industry and energy supply, transport, households and the agricultural sector. When combined with on-grid energy sources higher on the energy ladder, like solar, wind, hydro and thermal, the energy industry can collectively make a change and significantly reduce the 4 million premature deaths per year due to ambient air pollution. In Asia, vehicles now use LPG and LNG instead of petrol and diesel. In rural areas in Europe and the US, a switch from coal and heating oil to LPG has improved indoor air quality significantly. In Asia and Brazil, cooking with LPG has begun to replace solid fuel stoves, a major source of pulmonary illnesses.

"Air quality is one of today's vital issues. It is clear why we need to make great strides in cleaning up air pollution."