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Sasol invites interested parties to partner for the development of carbon offset projects

Date: 
28 October 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa – In an effort to realise its ambition towards meeting the Paris Agreement goals, Sasol is placing a request to the market to collaborate with experienced carbon offset project developers. The aim to determine the ability of the South African market and South African Development Community (SADC) to generate and make available carbon credits.
 
Sasol is committed to reducing its operational greenhouse gas emissions profile through various mitigation activities. Our strategic choices and updated strategy, we term Future Sasol, informs our path to ensuring Sasol remains sustainable in the long-term and in a carbon-constrained future. For us to be successful, more partnerships across our value chain are needed.
 
Carbon offsets and carbon markets are recognised under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement as a critical tool to reach climate ambitions when pursued once every effort has been made to first avoid and reduce direct emissions. These projects are beneficial not only from a greenhouse gas reduction perspective, but also from a socio-economic one as they bring multiple sustainability co-benefits to the communities and areas in which they are located.
 
To progress our climate change ambitions, Sasol is inviting interested parties to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) for the development and implementation of carbon offset projects based in the South African and SADC regions.
 
The closing date for parties to express their interest in writing using carbon.offsetsprojects@sasol.com is Friday, 13 November 2020. The RFI will then be published on Sasol’s Ariba platform the following week.
 
Sasol wants to identify partners that are involved in carbon offset projects at any stage of the development process in the specified regions. Projects must focus on generating emission reductions in sectors that would otherwise not have been incentivised to do so; for example, in domestic energy efficiency, waste and Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors.
 
Interested parties may apply for access to the RFI by forwarding their company profile together with contact details to: carbon.offsetsprojects@sasol.com.

 

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