Climate Change

We recognize that businesses like ours have an important contribution to make towards reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts. Our climate change position statement sets out our commitment to reducing GHG emissions.

View our Climate Change Position Statement

Carbon Offsetting

We offset emissions through a variety of ways across our businesses and manufacturing locations to reduce our carbon footprint. This allows us to support projects that help to cut global GHG emissions, aswell as having far-reaching positive social and environmental impacts.

Below are some examples of the offsetting actions we have taken to reduce emissions throughout our operations.

  • RECs
  • Green Gas contracts
  • Ecotherm® pro natur
  • VCUs
  • Tree Planting
  • German Association for protection of Forests & Woodlands


As part of our objective to secure renewable energy sources, we purchased biomass Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset the 2023 electricity usage at all our US manufacturing facilities.

Green Gas Contract

In Italy, our Castiglione site secured a green gas contract which included the purchase of 14,036 verified carbon units (VCUs) to offset its natural gas usage on site.

Ecotherm® pro natur

Innospec offsets carbon emissions from ecotherm® pro natur-treated light heating oil sold by purchasing VCUs since 2018. This enables customers to provide carbon-neutral premium heating oil with improved stability and cleaner combustion.


Our manufacturing facility in Herne, Germany, maintained its carbon neutral status through the purchase of 2,277 VCUs to offset their 2023 energy usage. The purchased VCUs are supporting a renewable energy biomass project in China.

Tree Planting

Our Vernon manufacturing facility in France countered GHG emissions associated with its production energy usage by supporting tree planting as part of the TOGO program, helping to restore areas affected by deforestation.

Fuel Specialties Donations

For every liter of ecotherm® futur sold, our Fuel Specialties business donates to Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V (SDW). Our donation is used to support forest conservation, protection, replanting projects and free forest education programs for communities in Germany. Donations made in 2023 bring the total raised since the partnership began in 2008 to over €375,000.