What’s good for the environment can also be good for your bottom line. Our profit related sustainability goals for 2020 included reducing consumption of energy and resources. While the pandemic resulted in saved emissions due to many of our employees working from home, we were able to further reduce our carbon footprint though strategic efforts and investments.
Working with Royal Purple, a subsidiary of Calumet Lubricants, we tested a new synthetic oil in our transportation fleet, and found that it extended the oil drain maintenance interval by 60% from 25,000 miles to 40,000 miles. This means keeping our fleet available to service customers for longer periods of time, while also using less oil overall.
In collaboration with Romeo Power, we have invested in the recycling of energy dense battery packs for commercial vehicles to recover valuable resources for reuse in future production. Between 2021 and 2025, part of our transportation fleet will be transitioning to BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) as well.
Heritage is consistently evaluating annual energy reduction initiatives at fixed facilities, service centers, and offices across the United States. Since 2012, Heritage has been participating in the CDP Worldwide (CDP) program, which is a nonprofit running the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. We had goals of reducing our carbon emission (measured in metric tons of GFG per million dollars of sales) 10% from our 2017 baseline by 2025. Effective with our 2020 report, we have achieved a 37% reduction
To learn more about our profit sustainability goals, check out the “Profit” tab on our 2020 Sustainability Report Page.