Share this article PETRONAS Carbon Commitment Energy demand is expected to rise in the coming years, with carbon emission likely to increase. As divergence towards a lower carbon economy receives global interest, affordability, availability and accessibility are among the key considerations influencing this shift. PETRONAS is committed to lower environmental footprint across our global operations, while working to provide reliable supply of energy.Guiding us are internal principles such as the PETRONAS Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management System and Carbon Commitments to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as improve energy efficiency in future. PETRONAS embarked on a journey to effectively manage its carbon risk by introducing and currently revising its systems and processes to monitor, report and further reduce GHG emissions systematically across all business activities. Our commitments are in line with the Malaysia voluntary commitment to reduce GHG intensity (tonnes CO2e/GDP) by 40% by 2020 compared to the year 2005 base level. PETRONAS Carbon CommitmentsZero continuous venting and flaring to be incorporated in the design of new facilities by 2013. Zero continuous venting for all existing assets with more than 20 years remaining life for upstream operations by 2017. Reduce flaring for all facilities where operationally and economically feasible. All Gas and Power and Downstream assets to meet and sustain design or best achieved Energy Index by 2017.Carbon reduction efforts is expected to gain a new momentum after the above enablers in our systems and processes are well placed. Business units have developed comprehensive roadmaps to reduce GHG emissions to meet the 2017 targets.