KARACHI – Shell Pakistan Restricted signed ABHI, Pakistan’s first monetary wellness platform, as its first official buyer for the launch of its new voluntary carbon compensation program. This program gives an avenue for all ABHI workers who’re utilizing Shell Gasoline Playing cards to offset hard-to-abate carbon emissions from their gas consumption by utilizing Shell’s world portfolio of carbon credit. ABHI might be compensating for unavoidable carbon emissions generated from their gross sales fleet throughout Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.
These credit are generated from carbon compensation initiatives, together with each nature initiatives, reminiscent of conservation, afforestation, and so forth, and initiatives from different methodologies, working world wide. These initiatives assist keep away from or take away greenhouse fuel emissions. The emission reductions are independently verified by internationally acknowledged requirements, e.g. Verified Carbon Customary (VCS) and Local weather, Neighborhood & Biodiversity Requirements (CCB), and carbon credit are issued. A few of these initiatives additional promote the safeguarding of wildlife and communities and assist a few of the United Nations Sustainable Growth Objectives.
Talking on the ceremony, Managing Director and Common Supervisor Mobility for Shell Pakistan, Mr. Waqar Siddiqui, said that “Shell’s approach to emissions reduction follows, the ‘avoid-reduce-compensate’ mitigation hierarchy. We recommend this approach to our partners and customers across sectors to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions. The use of high-quality carbon credits is one of the viable ways to mitigate hard-to-abate emissions. We are pleased to support ABHI on their decarbonization journey.”
Omair Ansari, CEO, and Co-Founder at ABHI added “Shell is leading global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and ABHI is proud to be a part of it. ABHI being a fast-growing fintech understands environmental responsibility and always looks forward to supporting climate-friendly initiatives. While we empower people financially, we believe in enabling social change along the way.”