ExxonMobil’s global network of lubricants blending and packaging plants has received the Zero Waste to Landfill silver validation from UL, making it the first petroleum products company to secure this validation.
The company’s lubricant operations successfully divert over 90% of the waste produced in its global plant network from local landfills. More than 50 000 tpy of waste produced are being redeployed into new, productive uses that will bring greater value to the environment and the economy. This achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to reducing environmental impacts and enables commercial and retail consumers more sustainable lubricant choices, including its range of marine oils and greases.
“Reducing environmental impact is an important focus for ExxonMobil and a core part of our commitment to operating responsibly everywhere we do business,” said Terry Neal, Global Lubricant Operations Manager at ExxonMobil. “Achieving UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill at the silver level is an accomplishment toward our goal to ‘Protect Tomorrow. Today.’ and further demonstrates our commitment to bring all consumers high quality solutions to meet their business objectives.”
To achieve the validation, ExxonMobil implemented a range of waste diversion techniques and strategies across its lubricant production network. Specifically, the company identified 14 types of waste produced at these facilities that could either be avoided entirely, reused or recycled.
ExxonMobil began developing this waste management program in 2012 and by 2015 it had implemented it across the globe.
UL’s waste diversion validation program monitors and measures material flows in and out of facilities. It provides an objective basis for quantifying waste diversion rates so that consumers can more accurately assess claims and make meaningful comparisons between waste diversion rates among competing organisations.
To achieve these results, ExxonMobil engaged UL in a rigorous, multi-year process, which included readiness assessments, pilot programs, and extensive examination of documentation and on-site practices for final validation. From operations, research and engineering to marketing and sales, each team played an integral role in helping to achieve the validation.
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