ExxonMobil has announced global network of lubricants blending and packaging plants that manufactures all Mobil-branded products, and 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 are diverting over 90 per cent of the waste produced in its global plant network from local landfills. Over 50,000 tons of waste produced per year are being redeployed into new, productive uses that will bring greater value to the environment and the economy. The achievement enables more sustainable choices for commercial and retail consumers through Mobil-branded lubricants.
“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.
To achieve the validation, ExxonMobil implemented a range of waste diversion techniques and strategies across its lubricant production network. The company identified 14 types of waste produced at these facilities that could either be avoided entirely, reused or recycled.
“The program’s rigorous validation process is designed to recognise companies handling waste in environmentally responsible and innovative ways,” says Alberto Uggetti, Vice President and General Manager at UL.
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.
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